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Pair of hinged silver gilt bracelets decorated with a ring of large hollow silver bosses embellished with beaded wire, small stamped or granulated rosettes and crowned with a silver gilt ball. Two silver gilt balls separate each boss. Beaded and twisted silver gilt wire decorates the edges of the bracelets and a large rosette with a ceramic imitation-coral bead conceals the screw-pin clasp. The bead is missing on one of the bracelets (55b).
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Diameter: 5.60 centimetres (average)
Height: 3 centimetres (average incl. pin)
Weight: 46 grammes (56a)
Weight: 56 grammes (56b)
- Curator's comments
- These bracelets are illustrated in Miranda Morris and Pauline Shelton, 'Oman Adorned: A Portrait in Silver' (Muscat, 1997), p.276 F. According to Morris, these bracelets were brought to Dhofar as gifts from the pilgrimage (Hajj) to Mecca and their design is thought to orginate from India. 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).
- 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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