Antique Baluchi silver ornaments (including magic table) for a belt

Antique Baluchi silver ornaments for a belt
  • Description

Very rare antique Baluchi silver ornaments for a belt. Consists of:

a)  A medallion with beautifully engraved Koranic texts

b) A medallion with two abstract humans and a magic table

c) Three Koran-boxes with beautifully engraved  Koranic texts.

    Although the representation of the human form is generally forbidden in Islam , the pre-Islamic tradition survived in the making of a variety of amulets. Overall very fine silver-work.

    Antique Omani silver belt

Name: Antique Baluchi silver ornaments for a belt

Period: 1800-1900

Origin: Oman Baluchi  (purchased in Nizwa with a piece of very old worn leather behind it (remains of an ancient belt)

References:
  1. A tribute to Oman The Sultanates Yearbook: 1993/1994 "Safe and Sound" by Robert Richmond Apex p 192
  2. Zanzibar its History and its people by W.H. Ingrams 1931  magic squares.