Antique Omani silver Koran box

Silver Koran-box
  • Description

 

Common Omani silver Rustaq Hirz with Rose motive in the middle combined with geometrical designs. The box is sometimes filled with a Koran text and or a resin to prevent it from denting. Koran box 6 by 8 cm.  Weight 440 grams.

 

 Antique Omnai silver Hirz

 

Arab name:Hirz   (meaning amulet box)

Period: 1750-1850

Origin: Oman Rustaq

 References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond Miranda Morris / Apex London 1997 p 90 - 97
  2. A tribute to Oman The Sultanates Yearbook: 1993/1994 "Magical designs" Robert Richmond. Apex Ruwi page 49-58