Antique Omani silver Nisa earring (miniature baby size)

Antique Omani silver Nisa earring
  • Description

Extremely rare and very old miniature Dufuf ear-ring for a baby. Weight only  5 grams. Length 6 cm! 

 

Antique Omani silver earring

Antique miniature Omani silver earring  

Arab names: Dufuf / Nisa earring

Period: 1800-1900

Origin: Oman: Bedouin Women of the hadr (town) part of the tribes

References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 75-p 77 bottom p 164
  2. Catalog of the Oman exhibition in the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam 2009 page 131
  3. An account of an overland journey from Leskairee to Meskat and the Green mountains of Oman Trans. Bombay Geographical Society Vol VIII 1847