Omani brass plate, decorated with the shapes of many different local birds!

Omani brass plates
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Very rare  Omani Baluchi  or Zanzibari large Brass plate with many different outlines of birds that are recognisable and actually live in the area of Oman! This wonderful plate may have been specially made for an Omani  bird lover...  Was fitted with a hook so it could hang from a wall (causing a little damage on the edge) so was probably not used as a dinner-plate!! Diameter 64 cm

Each bird seems to be sitting on a Persian style lance or spear! 

Antique Omani brass plate

 

Antique Omani brass plate with Birds

 Antique Omani brass plate with many recognisable birds, each sitting on a Persian style spear.

Arab Name: Siniyyah

Period: 1800-1900

Origin: Omani Baluchi. This brass plate was purchased in Nizwa and we have never seen a similar plate elsewhere. It has a hole on one side so the plate was used for decoration on the wall and not as a dining plate. The two two circular decorations with acanthus leaves is also interesting.  

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