Two Antique Omani locks for a Mandus (Omani chest )

Omani lock for a Mandoos (Omani chest )


Two rare examples of antique locks and keys used for an Omani Mandoos ( Omani chest) . Made of steel and with brass decoration including flower / vine engraving. Very rare to find good examples.

 Antique Omani mandoos lock

Antique lock for an Omani chest

Antique Omani lockAntique Omani mandoos lock

Antique Omani lock

Name: Two examples of proper antique Omani locks  for the Omani Mandoos / Chest

Period: 1800-1900

Origin: Oman Zanzibar

  1. The Craft heritage of Oman Vol 1 Richardson & Dorr page 248-249;
  2. A tribute to Oman National day 1987 "chests to treasure: Raising the lid on a fascinating art form" Robert Richmond. Apex p 144 
  3.  Max von Oppenheim in his book vom Mittelmeer zum Perzischen Golf band II illustration after page 250, but not exactly the same type.
  4. Oman and its Renaissance  by Sir Donald Hawley Stacey International London 1987 page 149 photo with similar item