Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 July 2014

224 Pages | 320 color photos

9.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9789774166006

Bookseller Code (02)

Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba

Regional Styles of Yemeni Jewelry

Marjorie Ransom

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

  • First-of-its-kind, lavishly illustrated volume on the world-renowned Yemeni silver industry.
  • Features a stunning collection of silver jewelry from the author's private collection (the largest in the world).
  • Includes a chapter on the history of silversmithing in Yemen that tells the surprising story of the famed Jewish Yemeni silversmiths, many of whom left Yemen in the late 1940s.
  • Over 300 color photographs of individual jewelry pieces in intricate detail, showcasing filigree, granulation, chasing, and cast and wrought silver.

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