Antique Omani silver Koran box (cylinder design with arabesque)

Silver Koran box
  • Description

Very rare Omani silver small cylinder shaped Hirz, typically worn by children. Weight is 20 grams but filled with resin.  Length 5 cm. Rare type.

 

Omani silver koranbox

Arab Name: Hirz  (meaning amulet box)

Period: 1850-1900

Origin: Central Oman

    References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 90 - 97
  2. A tribute to Oman The Sultanates Yearbook: 1993/1994 "Magical designs" Robert Richmond. Apex Ruwi page 52-58
  3. Oman Faces and Places page 138
  4. PDO News No 4/1992 p 28.
  5. Oman Faces and places, articles from PDO News magazine 2009 p 138