Vintage Tuareg cross silver pendant

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  • Lenght 57 mm
  • Width 49 mm

BC0717-696

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A charming old Tuareg cross made of an engraved silver plate with delicate granules on an aluminum base. It is traditionally the man who would give it to his wive on the wedding day or to his son when reaching adulthood to guide them on the right path.

There is a great variety of them, each of them ascribed to different Tuareg groups. Though they are not supposedly related to the Christian symbol, in this particular case the resemblance is undeniable, there are even those who argue that, since prior to the expansion of Islam part of North Africa was colonized by the Romans this symbol could well have been extended in inner Sahara. There we leave it ...