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Pair of C-shaped heavy silver bracelets (hajula or hagula) made from a thick rod of silver that is curved into an incomplete circle with two flattened nodes on each end embellished with gold leaf. The bracelets are decorated with five oval-shaped elements of gold-leaf decoration stamped with floral designs and is also lightly incised with hatched lines and stamped dots.
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Diameter: 6.50 centimetres (average widest part)
Height: 0.90 centimetres (average)
Weight: 79 grammes (43a)
Weight: 79 grammes (43b)
- Curator's comments
- For similar examples see: Miranda Morris and Pauline Shelton, 'Oman Adorned: A Portrait in Silver' (Muscat, 1997); Neil Richardson and Marcia Dorr, 'The Craft Heritage of Oman' (Dubai, 2003); Ruth Hawley, 'Silver: The Traditional Art of Oman' (London, 2000); and Jehan S. Rajab, 'Silver Jewellery of Oman' (Kuwait, 1997).
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- 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.
- Middle East
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