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Accession numbers:
2004.547 – 596           Inventory numbers: HJK 051 – 100


Description / Inventory

of a Collection of

Miscellaneous Objects

Most of them Collected in Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif, 1994-97


Presented for Repatriation to the

Afghanistan-Museum in Exile

by

Mr. Hansjörg Kuster

Diepoldsau, Switzerland



HJK 051 – 100


Type of object:
Stone element

Accession number: 2004.547 Inventory number: HJK 051

Object: Bracelet ?

Material/technique: Stone/ hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / early Islamic (?)

Brief description: Large round white stone ring, incised symmetrical patterns of small rondelles and lines.

Measurement: Dia. 13.3 cm Weight 260 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in Afghanistan by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, 1994-1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Lighting

Accession number: 2004.548 Inventory number: HJK 052

Object: Oil lamp

Material/technique: Stone / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Crudely carved oil lamp, with bird head. Outer surface incised with abstract floral design.

Measurement: L. 15.5 cm Weight 370 g

Condition: Worn, black patina

Provenance: Bought in Afghanistan by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, 1994-1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Lighting

Accession number: 2004.549 Inventory number: HJK 053

Object: Oil lamp

Material/technique: Stone / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Crude heavy oil lamp, with large head of dog, flat muzzle with incised zigzag teeth. Outer surface, incised geometric patterns.

Measurement: L. 15.5 cm Weight 715 g

Condition: Worn, damaged

Provenance: Bought in Afghanistan by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, 1994-1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Lighting

Accession number: 2004.550 Inventory number: HJK 054

Object: Oil lamp

Material/technique: Stone / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Eye-shaped double wick oil lamp of white stone, outer surface incised with crowned human faces and geometric floral designs.

Measurement: L. 14 cm Weight 470 g

Condition: Worn, restored

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Kabul by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Lighting

Accession number: 2004.551 Inventory number: HJK 055

Object: Oil lamp

Material/technique: Stone / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Wedge-shaped bowl on high small round base, outer surface decorated with zigzag and leaf designs.

Measurement: H. 11.5 cm Weight 410 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Kabul by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Lighting

Accession number: 2004.552 Inventory number: HJK 056

Object: Oil lamp

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / early Islamic

Brief description: Bulbous bowl, neck with raised ring.

Measurement: L. 10 cm Weight 150 g

Condition: Very poor, highly corroded, fragments missing

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Sculpture

Accession number: 2004.553 Inventory number: HJK 057

Object: Human figure

Material/technique: Bronze / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Seated male figure, rounded unjointed legs and arms, arm bracelets and necklace, loin cloth, hair roll at back of head.

Measurement: H. 6 cm Weight 120g

Condition: Corroded

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Accessory

Accession number: 2004.554 Inventory number: HJK 058

Object: Belt buckle

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Round flat open-work belt buckle, bird in center with stylized outstretched wings.

Measurement: Dia. 7 cm Weight 100 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.555 Inventory number: HJK 059

Object: Pectoral

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / early Islamic

Brief description: Flat pectoral, outstretched raised wings, wingtips with hole for attachment, round flat head in center; on either wing, relief of dog-like animal with collar and incised branches and leaves, medallion in center. Plain back.

Measurement: W. 10.5 cm H. 11.4 cm Weight 180 g

Condition: Corroded

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.556 Inventory number: HJK 060

Object: Ring

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Ring, flat round rosette with tiny circle of knobs and scalloped knobbed rim.

Measurement: Dia. 2.4 cm Weight 6 g

Condition: Badly corroded

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.557 Inventory number: HJK 061

Object: Earring

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 2nd M.BC

Brief description: Three metal loops of various sizes and shapes.

Measurement: Weight 29 g

Condition: Badly corroded

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.558 Inventory number: HJK 062

Object: Ring

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / early Islamic

Brief description: Plain round ring.

Measurement: Dia. 2.3 cm Weight 5 g

Condition: Badly corroded

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.559 Inventory number: HJK 063

Object: Bead

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / early Islamic

Brief description: Flat round metal bead, large hole in center.

Measurement: Dia. 2 cm Weight 8 g

Condition: Badly corroded

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Game piece

Accession number: 2004.560 Inventory number: HJK 064

Object: Die

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Hellenistic or earlier

Brief description: Hollow square die, perforated holes to indicate numbers.

Measurement: W. 1.5 cm Weight 9 g

Condition: Badly corroded

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Vessel

Accession number: 2004.561 Inventory number: HJK 065

Object: Fragments of large bowl (4)

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / early Islamic

Brief description: Four jagged fragments of rim of large bowl, various shapes and sizes, outer surface with overall incised floral and geometric designs and Kufic inscription.

Measurement: Weight 720 g

Condition: Badly corroded

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Sculpture

Accession number: 2004.562 Inventory number: HJK 066

Object: Animal figure

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / early Islamic

Brief description: Small flat horse-like animal, deeply curved back, small circles incised on either side of neck.

Measurement: L. 4.1 cm H. 2.4 cm Weight 19 g

Condition: Badly corroded, tail, feet missing

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.563 Inventory number: HJK 067

Object: Pendant

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / early Islamic

Brief description: Tiny pendant, hole at top for attachment; flat curved wing-shaped body.

Measurement: W. 2.2 cm Weight 4 g

Condition: Corroded

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Cosmetic accessory

Accession number: 2004.564 Inventory number: HJK 068

Object: Kohl stick

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / early Islamic

Brief description: Small flat kohl stick in shape of rooster.

Measurement: L. 3.6 cm Weight 7 g

Condition: Corroded, lower portion of stick broken off

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Cosmetic accessory

Accession number: 2004.565 Inventory number: HJK 069

Object: Kohl stick

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 2nd C.BC

Brief description: Small flat kohl stick in shape of rooster.

Measurement: L. 5.5 cm W. 3.2 cm Weight 12 g

Condition: Badly corroded, lower portion of stick broken off

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Cosmetic accessory

Accession number: 2004.566 Inventory number: HJK 070

Object: Kohl stick

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / early Islamic

Brief description: Large flat kohl stick, in form of ornate stylized bird.

Measurement: L. 10 cm W. 5.8 cm Weight 41 g

Condition: Badly corroded

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Cosmetic accessory

Accession number: 2004.567 Inventory number: HJK 071

Object: Kohl stick

Material/technique: Silver alloy / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Flat kohl stick with double-headed peacock-like bird, very long stick.

Measurement: L. 14 cm Weight 12 g

Condition: Good

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Cosmetic accessory

Accession number: 2004.568 Inventory number: HJK 072

Object: Kohl stick (?)

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Large heavy kohl stick in form of stylized bird. (Could also be the handle at the lid of a teapot)

Measurement: L. 5.4 cm Weight 36 g

Condition: Lower portion of stick broken off

Provenance: Bought in the bazaar of Mazar-e Sharif by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Vessel

Accession number: 2004.569 Inventory number: HJK 073

Object: Pot

Material/technique: Ceramic / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Hellenistic or later

Brief description: Squat bulbous unglazed ceramic pot on wide base, large mouth and flared lip. Opposite holes beneath lip.

Measurement: Dia. 11.7 cm H. 8.5 cm Weight 340 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought at an excavation site near Mazar-e Sharif in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Vessel

Accession number: 2004.570 Inventory number: HJK 074

Object: Pot

Material/technique: Ceramic / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Hellenistic or later

Brief description: Bulbous unglazed ceramic pot on small base, narrow neck, small mouth and flared lip.

Measurement: Dia. 10 cm H. 12 cm Weight 290 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought at an excavation site near Mazar-e Sharif in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Vessel

Accession number: 2004.571 Inventory number: HJK 075

Object: Pot

Material/technique: Ceramic / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Hellenistic or later

Brief description: Bulbous unglazed ceramic amphora-like pot on small base, narrow mouth and flared lip; two small handles.

Measurement: Dia. 9.2 cm H. 14 cm Weight 320 g

Condition: Worn, one handle missing

Provenance: Bought at an excavation site near Mazar-e Sharif in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Vessel

Accession number: 2004.572 Inventory number: HJK 076

Object: Pot

Material/technique: Ceramic / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Hellenistic or later

Brief description: Bulbous unglazed ceramic pot, long wide neck, flared mouth, two handles.

Measurement: Dia. 10.5 cm H. 14 cm Weight 220 g

Condition: Worn, one handle missing

Provenance: Bought at an excavation site near Mazar-e Sharif in 1997.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.573 Inventory number: HJK 077

Object: Coins (3)

Material/technique: Silver / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Graeco-Bactrian

Brief description: Three very small thin silver coins with fine portraits of Eucratides I.

Measurement: Weight 4 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.574 Inventory number: HJK 078

Object: Coin

Material/technique: Silver / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Graeco-Bactrian

Brief description: Large coin with portrait of helmeted Eucratides I.

Measurement: Dia. 35 mm Weight 18.5 g

Condition: Slightly corroded

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.575 Inventory number: HJK 079

Object: Coins (3)

Material/technique: Silver / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Graeco-Bactrian

Brief description: Three very small thin coins, with fine portrait of helmeted Eucratides I.

Measurement: Dia.12-14 mm Weight 4 g

Condition: Good

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.576 Inventory number: HJK 080

Object: Coin

Material/technique: Silver / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Graeco-Bactrian

Brief description: Large coin, portrait of Euthydemas.I.

Measurement: Dia. 28 mm Weight 16.5 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.577 Inventory number: HJK 081

Object: Coin

Material/technique: Silver / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Graeco-Bactrian

Brief description: Small coin, with portrait of Menander.

Measurement: Dia. 15 mm Weight 2 g

Condition: Small nick in rim

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.578 Inventory number: HJK 082

Object: Coin

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Kushan, 1st-3rd C.

Brief description: Thick bronze/copper coin, standing figure on obverse, Brahman bull and rider on reverse.

Measurement: Dia. 23 mm Weight 19.5 g

Condition: Very worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.579 Inventory number: HJK 083

Object: Coin

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Kushan, 1st-3rd C.

Brief description: Thick bronze/copper coin, standing figure on obverse, Brahman bull and rider on reverse.

Measurement: Dia. 26 mm Weight 19 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.580 Inventory number: HJK 084

Object: Coin

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Indo-Scythian, 1st C.BC

Brief description: Thick bronze/copper coin, horse and rider on reverse.

Measurement: Dia. 20 mm Weight 18 g

Condition: Very worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.581 Inventory number: HJK 085

Object: Coin

Material/technique: Silver / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Indo-Scythian, 1st C.BC

Brief description: Small thin silver coin.

Measurement: Dia. 15 mm Weight 4 g

Condition: Badly encrusted

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.582 Inventory number: HJK 086

Object: Coins (28)

Material/technique: Copper / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / pre-Islamic

Brief description: Twenty-eight thick copper coins of various sizes.

Measurement: Weight 270 g

Condition: Badly corroded and worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Coinage

Accession number: 2004.583 Inventory number: HJK 087

Object: Coins (32)

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / Islamic

Brief description: Thirty-two bronze, copper and silver coins of various shapes and sizes. The square silver coin is Indian, 2nd C. BC.

Measurement: Weight 180 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.584 Inventory number: HJK 088

Object: Bracelet

Material/technique: Silver, stone / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Pair of heavy cylindrical open Tekke Turkoman bracelets, two bands studded with three oblong carnelians each, row of claw-shaped prongs along open edges.

Measurement: W. 6.3 cm Weight 320 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $70.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.585 Inventory number: HJK 089

Object: Bracelet

Material/technique: Silver, stone / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: A pair of heavy cylindrical open Tekke Turkoman bracelets, with three identical bands of gilded scroll motifs studded with flat oval carnelian, row of gilded leaf-shaped prongs along open edges.

Measurement: W. 7.4 cm Weight 430 g

Condition: Good

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $150.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.586 Inventory number: HJK 090

Object: Bracelet

Material/technique: Silver, stone / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Narrow single-band Tekke Turkoman bracelet, with gilded scroll motifs and studded with four flat oval carnelians, row of diamond-shaped prongs along open edges.

Measurement: W. 2.7 cm Weight 70 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $20.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.587 Inventory number: HJK 091

Object: Bracelet

Material/technique: Silver, stone / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Narrow single-band Tekke Turkoman bracelet, with gilded floral designs and studded with four flat oval carnelians, bordered by applied filigree, row of diamond-shaped prongs along open edges.

Measurement: W. 2.8 cm Weight 80 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $20.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.588 Inventory number: HJK 092

Object: Headdress ornament

Material/technique: Silver, stone, glass / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Ornate Tekke Turkoman headdress ornament of long band of square plaques linked together, smaller plaques at either end and at top. The same horned motif at the top of each plaque. Hanging along bottom and held in place by length of string two rows of pendants. All plaques with gilded designs and studded with oval carnelians and small round blue bead.

Measurement: L. 59 cm Weight 500 g

Condition: Good

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $150.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.589 Inventory number: HJK 093

Object: Bracelet

Material/technique: Silver, glass / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Pair of ornate Kazak bracelets, single band studded with small oval red glass, alternating with applied rosettes, bordered by rows of applied filigree, granulation, floral and leaf motifs. The open edges have cut-out circles; upper and lower edges with cut-out gilded running scroll motif.

Measurement: W. 4.2 cm Weight 300 g

Condition: Good

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $70.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.590 Inventory number: HJK 094

Object: Bracelet

Material/technique: Silver, glass / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Flexible Kazak bracelet with large central oval medallion of red glass, overall applied heart-shaped motifs, filigree and granulation.

Measurement: W 5.4 cm Weight 45 g

Condition: Worn

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.591 Inventory number: HJK 095

Object: Pendant

Material/technique: Silver, glass / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Eye-shaped pendant with oval red glass inset, surrounded by applied filigree and granulation, two loops at the top for attachment. Made in Mazar-e Sharif ?

Measurement: L. 6.7 cm Weight 35 g

Condition: Good

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $60.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.592 Inventory number: HJK 096

Object: Earring

Material/technique: Silver, stone / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Pair of Kazak earrings, small tear-shaped pendant with tiny carnelian inset, holding large pendant with carnelian inset, both surrounded by applied filigree decoration, reverse side plain.

Measurement: L. 7.4 cm Weight 14 g

Condition: Good

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $40.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau,Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.593 Inventory number: HJK 097

Object: Earring

Material/technique: Silver, stone / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Pair of Kazak earrings, small tear-shaped plaque with lapis inset holding cone-shaped pendant of open-work granulation, triangular finial.

Measurement: L.6 cm Weight 12 g

Condition: Good

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $30.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.594 Inventory number: HJK 098

Object: Earring

Material/technique: Silver / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Pair of Kazak earrings, ear-loop wound in fine twisted wire, soldered to hemisphere, in turn soldered to sphere, entire surface covered with applied granulated triangles and encircling bands.

Measurement: L. 4.8 cm Weight 19 g

Condition: Good

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $20.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.595 Inventory number: HJK 099

Object: Earring

Material/technique: Silver, coral, glass / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Pair of Kazak (?) earrings, from a small triangle with round glass inset hangs a dome with a fringe of chains terminating in small coral beads, all surfaces decorated with applied filigree and granulation.

Measurement: H. 8 cm Weight 41 g

Condition: Worn, one ear-loop broken off and replaced by a wire

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

Photograph:


Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2004.596 Inventory number: HJK 100

Object: Necklace

Material/technique: Silver, glass, coral / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Kazakh pendant with two wing-shaped elements on either side of gourd-shaped center element, surface gilded and covered with applied granulated designs, along bottom edges small pendants with tiny coral beads at ends.

Measurement: W. 8 cm Weight 50 g

Condition: Good

Provenance: Bought in the Kabul bazaar by Mr. Hansjörg Kuster in 1996 for $70.

Donated by: Mr. Hansjörg Kuster, Diepoldsau, Switzerland

Photograph:

Copyright © - Photo/Text: Stiftung Foundation Bibliotheca Afghanica - Afghanistan Museum, Carla Grissmann, 2005

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