Antique Omani silver necklace with Koran box

Omani silver Marriya necklace
  • Description

 Scarce Omani silver Marriya necklace. Nice old piece but with some of the beads missing and not with the original thicker rope.  Several silver chains with the hand of Fatima have been connected to the Koran Box. The heavy finials are characteristic for this necklace from central Oman. Weight 275 grams. 

 Antique Omani Koranbox

Antique Omani silver Koran box

Arab name: Marriya necklace

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: Central Oman

    References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton Robert Richmond Miranda Morris / Apex London 1997 p 180-181
  2. Arab & Islamic Silver by Saad Al-Jadir 1981 Stacey International page 90
  3. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman by Jean Greffioz 2009 (privately published Title page has photo with a similar item.