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Cartridge-shaped silver kohl container (makhal or makhalah) for men, with chains and an applicator stick (mirwad or marwad). Stamped and chased floral decoration.
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Length: 41.50 centimetres (chains and stick)
Length: 9 centimetres (kohl container)
Weight: 110 grammes
- Curator's comments
- For similar examples see: Ruth Hawley, 'Silver: The Traditional Art of Oman' (London, 2000); Jehan S. Rajab, 'Silver Jewellery of Oman' (Kuwait, 1997); Neil Richardson and Marcia Dorr, 'The Craft Heritage of Oman' (Dubai, 2003).
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- This object is part of a collection of 20th century silver items (2009,6023.1 ff.) acquired in Oman between 1987-1995. This collection was mainly acquired in the markets of Nizwa, Mutrah and Rustaq and a small number of pieces were acquired in Sur, Wadi Bani Ouf, Bahla, Ibra and Ibri.
- Middle East
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