Extremely Rare antique pair of old "round Anklets", that can also be opened on the front. The front half has a beautiful arabesque design, often associated with Nizwa. However the shape is more associated with Sur (see previous anklets)
Extremely rare type. Note that the inside is also rounded. Round Omani anklets with a flat inside also exist.
The British Museum has a very similar set from Zanzibar (but half the weight) Collected by Harold Ingrams in the 1920´s and donated by his daughter Leila Ingrams. Harold Ingrams was the author of an important book on Zanzibar. In the slide-show you can see that this very old anklet also has a fine emblem on the backside! Total weight 220 grams. Diameter outside 8,5cm.