Antique silver (bullet) purse ornament / shield for a silver embroidered cartridge-belt or musket bandoleer

Antique silver (bullet) purse ornament
  • Description

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