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Crescent Brooch

Crescent Brooch

Museum Reproductions

Regular price $18.00 Sale

Inspired by the collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem The original pin from Tunisia was cast in sterling silver, hammered and engraved. It is a descendent of the fibula worn by women of the ancient world to carry the entire weight of their garments. Over time, various decorations were added to these pins, and they became decorative as well as functional. The technique used in making such decorations might also indicate the wearer's regional affiliation. 

 

Materials: Pewter with Silver Oxidized finish.
Width approximately 1.75"

From the collections of the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
Made in United States of America

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