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Updated: 14 April 2015
kohl-stick / kohl-pot
Silver kohl pot (makhal or makhalah) for women, with a domical lid and an applicator stick (mirwad or marwad) attached by chains. The applicator stick has incised motifs. The kohl pot is decorated with beaded wire and stamped circular and floral motifs.
- Made in: Oman
- (Asia,Middle East,Arabia,Oman)
- Height: 4 centimetres
- Length: 25.5 centimetres (stick with chains)
- Weight: 51 grammes
For similar examples see: Ruth Hawley, 'Silver: The Traditional Art of Oman' (London, 2000); Jehan S. Rajab, 'Silver Jewellery of Oman' (Kuwait, 1997); Neil Richardson and Marcia Dorr, 'The Craft Heritage of Oman' (Dubai, 2003).
This object is part of a collection of 20th century silver items (2009,6023.1 ff.) acquired in Oman between 1987-1995. This collection was mainly acquired in the markets of Nizwa, Mutrah and Rustaq and a small number of pieces were acquired in Sur, Wadi Bani Ouf, Bahla, Ibra and Ibri.
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Object reference number: RRM41265
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