Antique Omani Koran box (Single tier Hirz)

Single tier Hirz
  • Description

 

Common Omani silver Hirz for the back (single tier) with chain. Total weight 190 gram. Subtracted 50 grams for the resin inside the Koran-box.  The box is sometimes filled with a Koran text and or a resin to prevent it from denting. 

 

  

Antique Omani silver Koran box

 

Arab Name: Hirz   (meaning amulet box)

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: Oman Nizwa

 

    References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 90 - 97 ;
  2. Islamic Art in Oman page 348