Pair of silver earring pendants made of a hollow round bead with a silver loop soldered on top and a pyramid of granulation soldered on the bottom. Worn in pairs dangling as pendants from hoop earrings by women of northern Oman (e.g. see 2012,6010.17a-f).
- Made in: Oman (northern)
- (Asia,Middle East,Arabia,Oman)
- Found/Acquired: Salalah
- Length: 4.9 centimetres (average of each)
- Weight: 8 grammes (a)
- Weight: 8 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).
Not on display
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.
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: RRM44314
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.