About this artwork
The Hassaniya (also called Moors or Arabs) are descendants of 16th-century Arab immigrants who intermarried with the indigenous Imazighen (Berbers). Hassaniya jewelry makes a dramatic visual statement that stands in stark contrast to the region’s arid environment. Bracelets and anklets are cast in bold forms. [See also 2009.576.1-2 and 2009.577.1-2].
- Western Sahara
- Silver and copper alloy
- 3 × 10 cm (1 3/16 × 3 15/16 in.); 2.5 × 9 cm (1 × 3 1/2 in.)
- Alsdorf Foundation - James and Marilynn Alsdorf Acquisition Fund