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Pair of silver hinged anklets (mutal or natal) in the style of 'Sur anklets' (i.e. northern Oman); hollow and tubular with a flat rectangular front section. Entirely decorated with intricate chased and punched designs including hatched lines, circles, and floral and vegetal motifs. Designed to open from the front and its clasp is locked with a solid silver pin with a square head that is decorated with lightly chased designs. Both anklets (a and b) are missing the pins connected their hinges and anklet (b) is also missing its pin. This style of anklet was worn in paired sets usually by girls and women of Sur and Sharqiyah in Oman and in Zanzibar.
- Production date
- 1900s-1920s (Omani sultanate period)
Diameter: 7.50 centimetres (average)
Height: 3 centimetres (average)
Weight: 57 grammes (a)
Weight: 52 grammes (b)
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- This object is part of a large collection of items donated by Leila Ingrams in 2012 (2012,6030.1ff). Some were collected by her parents, Doreen and Harold Ingrams, between the 1920s-40s and others by Leila herself from the 1980s-2005 on the island of Zanzibar and in Hadramawt, Yemen.
- Middle East
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