Antique Omani silver key / fertility amulet

Key amulet
  • Description

Very rare crossing between an Omani silver fertility symbol (Taswiri) and a key amulet!  With very subtle Omani design of tiny bosses.  Weight 20 grams. Length 7,5 cm. 

 

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