nose-ring(khashafa or khazama);
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D-shaped nose-ring (khashafa or khazama) made of silver and ornamented on the straight edge of the "D" with a coral-coloured glass bead set between two tubular silver beads. The tubular beads are dome-shaped on one end and decorated with beaded wire.
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Diameter: 3.20 centimetres
Weight: 4 grammes
- Curator's comments
- This type of nose-ring was worn by married women in the fleshy tip of the nose in the right centre. This type of nose-ring was identical to, but smaller than, the D-shaped earrings known as halka or halqa.
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
- Middle East
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