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Antique Omani steel/iron lock

Antique Omani steel/iron lock


Scarce completely handmade steel  padlock with key. Looks like copy of a western lock but this style was made in e.g. Iran for 500 years until the 19th century!! Difficult to date.




Arab Name: Antique Omani steel/iron lock, handmade.

Period: 1800-1900

Origin: Oman Zanzibar

  1. Locks from Iran pre-Islamic to Twentieth Century Parviz Tanavoli and John Wertime 1976 Page 92 lock no. 131 very similar.
  2. The Craft heritage of Oman Vol 1 Richardson & Dorr p248-249