Three antique Omani silver key amulets

Slver key amulets
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Three rare and fine antique Omani silver key amulets with nice tiny decoration.

Photo below from around 1900: Note the silver key-amulet of the girl on the right hanging below her arm. 

Omani silver key amulet 

Antique omani silver amulet

Arab Name: Muftah

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: Oman Zanzibar

  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 143 top;
  2. The craft heritage of Oman Vol 2 Richardson & Dorr page 448 item 085 ;
  3. A tribute to Oman The Sultanates Yearbook: 1993/1994 "Safe and Sound" by Robert Richmond Apex p 192
  4. The Heritage of Oman by Peter Vine Immel Publishing 1995 page 106 photo of an identical silver key.