Very rare wooden lock with wooden key. (Rare to find with such fine old dot in circle decoration and patina) Nicely carved and according to the patina on the wood very old. Purpose: Typically to lock a door. Height 15 cm. Ref 3 Oppenheim on page 250 contains a picture " Arabische Holzschlosser mit Schlussel" of a similar (but undecorated) wooden lock from Iraq. This type of lock was used throughout the Middle East, but the decoration points more towards Oman or maybe Yemen.
Arab Name: Qufl
Period: 1700-1850 (very old, see patina on the wood on the front)
Origin: Southern Oman; Nizwa souq