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Hanging Berber Silver Perfume Amulet, with Dangles, Morocco - Rita Okrent Collection (P635c)

Vintage silver perfume amulet from Morocco. Perfume has been an essential part of Arab culture and has many uses and applications.

This type of amulet would typically hang from a Fibula and be filled with a piece of wool soaked in an interesting perfumed substance.

Lots of charm and patina. Great for use as a focal pendant. Really nice etching.

Circa 1960's.

Bail on top. Ready for your favorite dangles on the bottom.

4.25 inches / 10 cm long including dangles. Bail on top. Coin silver + silver (not sterling).

28.4 grams.

See Sigrid Roode's reference book on the subject:

Silver and Frankincense: Scent and Personal Adornment in the Arab World

Pendant Item 635c

 

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