Antique Turkmen (Turkoman) Yomud Tribe Pendant, Turkmenistan, Central Asia, 50 Grams
This is a collectible early 20th century classic style handcrafted Gol-e kamar (waistband) of the Yomud Tribe from Turkmenia (Turkmenistan) in central Asia.
I have identified the pendant as detailed as Belt Elements from Turkmen Yomud People, Quai Branly Museum, Paris and this pendant was at one time part of a more elaborate belt.
The diamond shape has a 7 mm band border of decorative silver platted wire applied around and a central table cut carnelian in a bezel setting. There is also filigree and applied units.
The back has a bronze border added also extending at the top to form a bale.
There is beautiful wear on this piece, particularly three diamond point which are now rounded. This is a very common sign of wear that you see on many of these type of pieces.
The pendant has been silver tested for approx. 800 (80% silver or 800/1000).
I have not polished the pendant as it has the lovely worn patina but will polish up beautifully.
I have attached an old Turkmen 48 cm (19") sterling silver (92.5%) chain to the pendant.
Width: 7.5 cm (3")
Height: 11.5 cm (4 1/2")
Weight: 50 Grams (1.765 oz.)
Pendant Tested: 80% Silver approx.
Turkmen Chain: 48 cm (19") 92.5% Sterling Silver