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Antique Omani Koran box (Single tier Hirz)

Single tier Hirz


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


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