Geometric Shapes (three dimensional)

Slide-Show: Design: geometric spheres, circles an pyramids
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A typical example is the Manthura necklace that entirely consists of different pieces of silver with a three dimensional geometric shape: globes, tubes, cones, pyramids, rings  etc. For more examples see the slide-show. There also seems to be a link with Byzantine designs.

 

 

Subject: Three dimensional geometric Shapes (the shape of the elements is the decoration)

Period: Until 1900 (this type design used on older pieces)

Origin: These type of items are typically found in interior of Oman

References:
  1. Craft heritage of Oman
  2. Athman H. Athman stules of Swahili carving page 47 1996 11-29
  3. Ruth Hawley Omani Silver, Longman, London