ear-ring / ear-ornament
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.
- Made in: Oman
- (Asia,Middle East,Arabia,Oman)
- Found/Acquired: Jordan
- (Asia,Middle East,Levant,Jordan)
- Diameter: 5.5 centimetres (hoop)
- Length: 8.5 centimetres (incl. pendant)
- Weight: 31 grammes
Part of a collection of Middle Eastern jewellery collected by Ann Searight in Jordan between 1979 and 1983.
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Object reference number: RRM44321
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