Necklace – Oman

Photo credit – Joost Daalder
Posted by – Joost Daalder

Large and heavy necklace featuring attached Maria Theresa thalers, and a Koran holder (“hirz”) which was used to contain one of more verses from the Koran for protection. Oman, Wahiba Sands; mid 20th c. Height (without cords) 51 cm; the Koran holder is 15 cm wide. Materials: silver, gold, cotton. 

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