Small  Hillal Fibula from Tunisia

Small Hillal Fibula from Tunisia

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A smaller ornament also quite a  rare ornament that I have not had the pleasure of selling until now, called a Hillal  or Khelal (moon) from either Medenine or Tataouline, Tunisia. Late 19th century. The engraved  pattern has a central Star of David with floral motif. 

From the estate of collector: Xaviar Guerrand-Hermes

See: In All Their Finery, Jewels from the Jewish World edited by Alia Ben-Amin, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, page 18.

Measures: 4" across