Common ring. The "al shadad" is the term for the forefinger in Arabic and is so called because a Muslim points this finger alone when uttering the shahadah the Islamic doctrinal formula. Some of the rings have chased decoration with gold-wash or with granulation. The eleven Shadid rings shown in the slide-show have two basic shapes:
a) Circle surmounted by a lozenge-shape
b) Teardrop design
These rings are often finely engraved with flowers and or leaf designs.
Antique Omani rings
Ancient decoration Oman Al Hazm Fort, inside the cannon tower