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Antique Omani silver Koran box with Thalers, coral beads and charms

Omani silver Koran-box


Rare heavy type of Hirz with diamond shaped elements and empty square in the middle. With silver chain and 2 small Koran boxes.

 The box is sometimes filled with a Koran text and or a resin to prevent it from denting. Size 10 by 6 m. Weight 470 grams.



 Antique Omani silver Koran box

Antique Omani silver amulet

Arab name:Hirz   (meaning amulet box)

Period: 1850-1900

Origin: Oman (the rod along the top suggests that it was made in Sinaw )

  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 90 - 97
  2. J.L. Carter Tribes in Oman Peninsular publishing 1982 page 26
  3. A tribute to Oman The Sultanates Yearbook: 1993/1994 "Magical designs" Robert Richmond. Apex Ruwi page 49-58
  4. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p 49
  5. Islamic Art in Oman page 349