A pair of Antique Omani silver "Sur anklet" Scarce piece of Omani jewelry.

Antique Oman silver Sur anklet
  • Description

A scarce pair of "Sur anklets" You can see that these are smaller and narrower than the "Nizwa anklets" Also the designs are very different Also the fastening pin is connected to the anklet.

Rare to find good examples of this Omani silver jewelry.   Hinged with chased and pierced decoration.  Rose and curled leaf pattern. According to Carter these are one of the few pieces that sometimes have a silver-mark ( 50/9 and NBRWT or Th)? Total Weight 440 grams. Size outside 10 cm

Antique Omani silver Anklet

Arab names: Mutal / Antal (Carter) / Heyoul

Period: 1900-1960

Origin: Oman  Sur and the Sharqiyah region. according to Carter they are from the Sharqiyah area of Oman ref 3 page 113

 References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 page 120;
  2. Richardson & Dorr The craft and Heritage of Oman vol 2 page 447 item 74;
  3. J.L. Carter Tribes in Oman Peninsular publishing 1982 page 113 / 166 ;
  4. Disappearing treasures of Oman 1998 by Avelyn Foster page 74 fig 65
  5. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 p 31
  6. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz page 104
  7. Ethnic Jewellery from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands The RenĂ© van der Star Collection  2002 Amsterdam Pepin Press page 68
  8. British Museum on-line collection number 2009,6023.71-72 Weight 421 grams Diameter 11 cm height 4 cm
  9. Wereld Museum Rotterdam has a similar set of anklets. h 5,5 x l 10,3 x br 8,6 x d 2,3 cm gewicht: 431 gr. Ex collection Smith / Hutschenruyter. Inventory 77047. De asymmetrische versiering op de voorkant door het weglaten van versiering aan een zijde is eigen voor dit type enkelband uit Sur, maar is bijzonder wanneer vergeleken met andere etnische sieraden.
  10. Volkerenkudig Museum Leiden Inventory 5715-2329 Poor description. These anklets are not made by Jewish silversmiths.