Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Oleg Kalashnikov
Women’s head ornament
Morocco
Early 20th century
Cotton, silver coins
L: 82; W: 3 cm
Gift of Baroness Alix de Rothschild, Paris
Accession number: B72.0914
 
 
The coins sewn onto this head ornament date from the Hijra (Islamic) years 1299–1329, which correspond to 1881–1911. The six- and eight-sided star motifs featuring on the coins were prevalent throughout North Africa and the Islamic lands, and do not necessarily represent the Star of David.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir