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ear-ring / ear-ornament

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2008,6034.4

  • Description

    Single silver hoop earring (halqa or hilqa) decorated with coiled beaded silver wire, granulation, and a dangling pendant. The pendant comprises a silver ovoid bead decorated with granulation and beaded wire. The earring would have been worn in pairs supported on a silver or textile head-strap (mishill, e.g. see 2009,6023.184), as it is rather thick and heavy for pierced ears. Usually worn by women in Northern Oman.

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  • Date

    • 1950s-1960s
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 5.5 centimetres (hoop)
    • Length: 8.5 centimetres (incl. pendant)
    • Weight: 31 grammes
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Acquisition notes

    Part of a collection of Middle Eastern jewellery collected by Ann Searight in Jordan between 1979 and 1983.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2008,6034.4

Single silver hoop earring (halqa or hilqa) decorated with coiled beaded silver wire, granulation, and a dangling pendant. The pendant comprises a silver ovoid bead decorated with granulation and beaded wire. The earring would have been worn in pairs supported on a silver or textile head-strap (mishill, e.g. see 2009,6023.184), as it is rather thick and heavy for pierced ears. Usually worn by women in Northern Oman.

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