Earring, One of a Pair

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These earrings are ornamented on the recto and verso with brightly colored enamels that are typical of the Kabylie region in Algeria. Enameling techniques in North African Berber jewelry are believed to have been brought by jewelers exiled from Muslim Spain after the fifteenth century Reconquista. While coral was a much valued gemstone in Berber culture, plastic imitation is often found in jewelry from the twentieth century.

Earring, One of a Pair, Silver sheet, filigree, enamel, coral and imitation coral

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