Antique Omani silver anklet or bracelet. Vvery rare and very old Omani jewelry.

Antique Omani silver anklet
  • Description

Very rare single unusual Omani anklet or bracelet with two bosses. Made of high quality thin silver.  The opening mechanism differs from other Omani anklets with only a portion of the anklet that can open (maybe a bracelet)

Weight 70 grams. Diameter inside 5 cm and outside 9 cm.

The slide-show contains an 1847  photo by Guillain (part of the collection of Musee du Quai Branly in Paris  ) showing the niece of the governor of Zanzibar wearing a similar bracelet on her right arm and on the left arm a  spiked bracelet. 

 

Similar bracelet  on arm of Zanzibar child

 

Name: "Antique Omani silver anklet or bracelet from Dhofar"

Period:1850-1900

Origin: Oman Dhofar? or Zanzibar

References:

  1. Guillain Voyage a la cote orientale d´Afrique execute pendant les annees 1846, 1847, 1848. Sous le commandement  de M. Guillain capitage de fregate. Publie par ordre du gouvernement.