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ear-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2012,6010.20.a-b

  • Description

    Pair of silver hoop earrings (halqa or hilqa) with coiled silver wire decoration. Each earring includes different removable dangling pendants. One (a) comprises silver beads of varying lengths embellished with beaded wire and granulation and the other (b) has a long conical silver bead and a small plain silver bead. Usually worn by girls and women in Northern Oman.

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  • Date

    • 1950s
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 2.5 centimetres (average of each hoop)
    • Height: 5.1 centimetres (a (including pendant))
    • Height: 6 centimetres (b (including pendant))
    • Weight: 7 grammes (a)
    • Weight: 5 grammes (b)
  • Curator's comments

    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).

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  • Condition

    Fair

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2012

  • Acquisition notes

    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.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2012,6010.20.a-b

Pair of silver hoop earrings (halqa or hilqa) with coiled silver wire decoration. Each earring includes different removable dangling pendants. One (a) comprises silver beads of varying lengths embellished with beaded wire and granulation and the other (b) has a long conical silver bead and a small plain silver bead. Usually worn by girls and women in Northern Oman.

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