Antique Omani silver Koran box from Rustaq

Antique Omani silver Koran box from Rustaq
  • Description

Very Rare Omani silver Rustaq Hirz with (golden) Rose motive in the middle combined with geometrical designs or scrolled leaf design. Very fine inlay-work. The box is sometimes filled with a Koran text and or a resin to prevent it from denting.  Opening on the left. Weight 75 grams Koran box 4 by 6 cm.

 

Antique Omani Silver Koranbox

Arab Name: Hirz  (meaning amulet box)

Period: 1850-1900

Origin: Oman Rustaq

The central Rose design probably indicates the Koran-box was made in Rustaq.

 References:

  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond Miranda Morris / Apex London 1997 p 90 - 97
  2. A tribute to Oman The Sultanates Yearbook: 1993/1994 "Magical designs" Robert Richmond. Apex Ruwi page 49-58
  3. Arab & Islamic Silver by Saad Al-Jadir 1981   Stacey International  p 99