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ear-ring / ear-pendant

Pair of C-shaped silver hoop earrings (halqa or hilqa), each decorated with coiled and beaded silver wire, granulation, and two removable dangling ear-pendants. One pendant is a silver ovoid bead with granulation and twisted wire and the other is a pair of stylised 'Hands of Fatima' danglers on chains. The earrings would have been worn supported on a silver or textile head-strap (mishill, e.g. see 2009,6023.184), as they are rather heavy for pierced ears. Usually worn by women in Northern Oman.



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