This is a beautiful silver link bracelet or anklet from the Arabian Peninsula from the mid century. I have not found an exact copy in my research. The closest I have come to are similar hair ornaments from Saada, Yemen shown in Marjorie Ransom's Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba and these may well have been adapted from a pair of such ornaments. It also could be an Omani anklet. A very similar construction of the links can be seen in the British Museum's online collection
This is what the British Museum says about this type of ornament: "broad flat silver anklets (habus or hubs), made up of a series of interconnected vertical pieces (senduk) decorated with diamond-shaped motifs. ...associated with women and girls of the coastal towns and villages of Dhofar."
This bracelet does have a different closure than the ornament shown in the British Museum however and the hook was clearly a later addition.The bracelet tests as high grade silver and is in good condition.
I have two of these bracelets.
- Length 16.5 or 6 1/2 inches
- Width is 1.8 cm or 3/4 inches
- Weight is 24.1 grams