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Antique Omani silver (bullet) purse ornament shields

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Antique Omani silver (bullet) purse ornament shields

 

Rare silver pair of shields used on the bullet pouch fitted to a belt.

Each pair of silver shields contains an emblem, we do not know the meaning of these emblems.

 

 

 

Arab name:  Mihafazah

Period: 1850-1940

Origin: Oman

References:
  1. Tribes in Oman jrl Carter page 168 illustration top right
  2. The craft heritage of Oman Vol 2 Richardson & Dorr p 452 item 101
  3. Islamic Art in Oman page 328