Sometimes these heavy earrings were attached to a chain or string and worn as a headdress. Worn by Jewish women in the Berber region of Southern Morocco. Embellished with red and green cut glass and coral beads.
See (for examples of similar pieces): Anne Van Cutsem, A World of Earrings, Africa, Asia, America, p. 17, 18
Late 19th century
Width 2.75 Depth 0.5 Height 4.5 inches