Antique Omani silver (bullet) purse ornament shields

Antique Omani silver (bullet) purse ornament shields
  • Description

 

Rare silver pair of shields used on the bullet pouch fitted to a belt.

Each pair of silver shields contains an emblem, we do not know the meaning of these emblems.

 

 

Arab name: Mihafazah

Period: 1850-1940

Origin: Oman

References:
  • Tribes in Oman JRL Carter page 168 illustration top right.
  • The craft heritage of Oman Vol 2 Richardson & Dorr p 452 item 101
  • Islamic Art in Ooman page 328