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Antique Oman Amulet with Koranic Text

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Koranic Amulet

 

Scarce rectangular amulet with Koran texts and chain. The pendant´s shape resembles that of a wooden writing tablet (Lawh or loh) often used by students learning the Quran. Worn by children.  Size: rectangular:  8 by 6 cm;  Weight: 50  grams.

 

 

Omani silver amulet

Arab names: Luh / Loh (a board  or flat surface for writing, like a school-board)

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: Oman Rustaq

References:
  1. Oman Adorned Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond Miranda Morris  / Apex London 1997 p 101-105
  2. A tribute to Oman The Sultanates Yearbook: 1993/1994 "Safe and Sound" by Robert Richmond Apex p 192-198
  3. Catalog of the Oman exhibition in the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam 2009 page 137
  4. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p 67
  5. British Museum on-line collection number 2009,6023.218 Weight 43 grams length 7 cm width 5 cm. Silver necklace with a flat rectangular pendant (loh necklace) inscribed with Qur'anic verses (Q.112:1-3) in five lines and surrounded by incised chevron motifs. The pendant's shape resembles that of a wooden writing tablet (lawh or loh) often used by students learning the Qur'an in many parts