University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-236-68
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Algeria
Date Made: 1860-1899
Early Date: 1860
Late Date: 1899
Section:African
Materials:Silver
Brass
Turquoise
Carnelian
Agate
Coral
Iconography:Hand
Inscription Language:Arabic Language
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:68.S - Sommerville Number
87-5-5 - Found in Collection Number
29-221-68 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Silver Hand of Fatima studded with semi-precious stones, including millefiori glass. Arabic inscription on carnelian tip of the middle finger. Chains with beads, coral and crescent charms draped along bottom edge.


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Sands of Sahara.. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott Company. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 155View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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