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finger-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2011,6003.6.a-j

  • Description

    Set of ten silver finger-rings for a woman. Each ring corresponds to a different finger: the jabira ring (for the thumb) is a wide band with beaded wire decoration; the shahid ring (index finger) is tear-drop shaped with punched floral designs; the haisah ring (for the middle finger) is diamond-shaped with applied wirework designs; the khatim murabba‘ ring (for the fourth finger) is square with punched grid designs; and the shadabiyya ring (for the little finger) is a small raised pyramid made of silver granulation set on a beaded wire band. A full set is worn on special occasions by girls and women in northern Oman.

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  • Date

    • 1950s
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 2.9 centimetres (ring a)
    • Width: 1.8 centimetres (ring a)
    • Depth: 1.3 centimetres (ring a)
    • Weight: 11 grammes (ring a)
    • Height: 2.1 centimetres (ring b)
    • Width: 2.7 centimetres (ring b)
    • Depth: 2.7 centimetres (ring b)
    • Weight: 17 grammes (ring b)
    • Height: 2.5 centimetres (ring c)
    • Width: 2.5 centimetres (ring c)
    • Depth: 3 centimetres (ring c)
    • Weight: 10 grammes (ring c)
    • Height: 2.6 centimetres (ring d)
    • Width: 2.5 centimetres (ring d)
    • Depth: 3.6 centimetres (ring d)
    • Weight: 16 grammes (ring d)
    • Height: 1.7 centimetres (ring e)
    • Diameter: 2.2 centimetres (ring e)
    • Height: 1.8 centimetres (ring f)
    • Diameter: 2.4 centimetres (ring f)
    • Height: 2.6 centimetres (ring g)
    • Width: 2.4 centimetres (ring g)
    • Depth: 3.6 centimetres (ring g)
    • Weight: 15 grammes (ring g)
    • Height: 2.3 centimetres (ring h)
    • Width: 2.8 centimetres (ring h)
    • Depth: 3 centimetres (ring h)
    • Weight: 11 grammes (ring h)
    • Height: 2.2 centimetres (ring i)
    • Width: 2.6 centimetres (ring i)
    • Depth: 2.7 centimetres (ring i)
    • Weight: 19 grammes (ring i)
    • Height: 2.9 centimetres (ring j)
    • Width: 1.8 centimetres (ring j)
    • Depth: 1.3 centimetres (ring j)
    • Weight: 11 grammes (ring j)
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2011 21 Jan-18 Sep, London, BM, Room 2, 'Adornment and Identity: Jewellery and Costume from Oman'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2011

  • Acquisition notes

    Presented as part of a gift of costumes and silver artefacts to the British Museum on the occasion of the exhibition 'Adornment and Identity: Jewellery and Costume from Oman' by His Excellency Mohammed Al Tobi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman, at the opening reception on 26/01/11.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2011,6003.6.a-j

Set of ten silver finger-rings for a woman. Each ring corresponds to a different finger: the jabira ring (for the thumb) is a wide band with beaded wire decoration; the shahid ring (index finger) is tear-drop shaped with punched floral designs; the haisah ring (for the middle finger) is diamond-shaped with applied wirework designs; the khatim murabba‘ ring (for the fourth finger) is square with punched grid designs; and the shadabiyya ring (for the little finger) is a small raised pyramid made of silver granulation set on a beaded wire band. A full set is worn on special occasions by girls and women in northern Oman.

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