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Pair of hollow C-shaped silver 'metellet' bracelets (also called 'menfukh' i.e. 'inflated') curved into an incomplete circle with rounded knobs on each end. The bracelets are decorated with three silver rosettes, punched diagonal lines and a quilted pattern on the ends.
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Diameter: 7 centimetres (average widest part)
Height: 1.60 centimetres (average)
Weight: 30 grammes (50a)
Weight: 28 grammes (50b)
- Curator's comments
- Illustrated in Miranda Morris and Pauline Shelton, 'Oman Adorned: A Portrait in Silver' (Muscat, 1997), p.276. 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); and Jehan S. Rajab, 'Silver Jewellery of Oman' (Kuwait, 1997). In shape and design they are quite similar to the plainer versions worn by Baluchi women in northern Oman. See 2009,6023.85-86.
- 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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