Gold Head Ornaments

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Referred to as "khoras kbach" (rams horns) or "khoras amara" (very ornate rings) ear ornaments such as 65.265.1–.2 were suspended alongside the ear from a chain that was attached to another ornate jewel (such as 65.265.6–.7) affixed to a diadem or a headscarf. Jewelry of this type has been attributed to Fes, Tetouan or Tangiers, and appears in several 19th and 20th century paintings depicting Moroccan Jewish weddings and gatherings.

Gold Head Ornaments, Gold; fabricated from sheet and wire, chased, and set with rubies, emeralds, topaz, pearls, and glass

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