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Updated: 14 April 2015
Pair of large D-shaped hoop earrings (dufuf) made of silver and ornamented on the straight edge of the "D" with a red ceramic bead set between two tubular silver beads. The tubular beads are dome-shaped on one end and decorated with several rows of stamped pointed bosses and beaded wire. Sometimes worn with long triangular ear-pendants (kharam).
- Made in: Oman (northern)
- (Asia,Middle East,Arabia,Oman)
- Found/Acquired: Salalah
- Diameter: 8 centimetres (average)
- Weight: 35 grammes (a)
- Weight: 35 grammes (b)
For similar examples see: Neil Richardson and Marcia Dorr, 'The Craft Heritage of Oman' (Dubai, 2003); Ruth Hawley, 'Silver: The Traditional Art of Oman' (London, 2000); Jehan S. Rajab, 'Silver Jewellery of Oman' (Kuwait, 1997); and Miranda Morris and Pauline Shelton, 'Oman Adorned: A Portrait in Silver' (Muscat, 1997).
This object is part of a collection of mid-20th-century silver items (2012,6010.1 ff.) acquired in Oman between 1984-1995. This collection was acquired in southern Oman in the markets of Salalah, Dhofar.
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Object reference number: RRM44301
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