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Pair of Silver & Gold Bracelets
Ibri, Oman
first half of the 20th century

external diameter at widest point: 8.5cm, internal diameter at smallest point: 5.5cm, combined weight: 310g

Bracelets or bangles such as these typically were worn by married women. They comprise chased silver alloy hoops that are wider at the front than they are at
the back. They have been chased with geometric motifs and then thin gold sheet has been hammered over the raised sections.

See van Cutsem (2002, p. 144) and Rajab (1998, p. 64) for related examples.

The two are in fine condition with only one small area of loss to the lower edge of the front of one of the bracelets.

References:
van Cutsem, A., A World of Bracelets: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America, Skira, 2002.
Rajab, J.S.,
Silver Jewellery of Oman, Tareq Rajab Museum, 1998.

Provenance:  UK art market

Inventory no.: 3574

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