Very rare single unusual Omani anklet or bracelet with two bosses. Made of high quality thin silver. The opening mechanism differs from other Omani anklets with only a portion of the anklet that can open (maybe a bracelet)
Weight 70 grams. Diameter inside 5 cm and outside 9 cm.
The slide-show contains an 1847 photo by Guillain (part of the collection of Musee du Quai Branly in Paris ) showing the niece of the governor of Zanzibar wearing a similar bracelet on her right arm and on the left arm a spiked bracelet.
Similar bracelet on arm of Zanzibar child