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Silver Panel Belt
probably Yemen or Oman
circa 1950

length: 73cm, height of each panel: 1.8cm, weight: 164g

This thin belt comprises sixteen rectangular panels and a clasp hidden by a British silver sixpence coin that dates to 1950. |Such coins were in circulation
particularly in Muscat & Oman which was a British protectorate at the time.

Each of the panels has a plain cartouche within borders of applied silverwork.

The reverse of each panels is backed with padded cotton canvas.

The belt is in excellent, wearable condition, and an interesting colonial relic from Britain's colonial past.

References:
Rajab, J.S.,
Silver Jewellery of Oman, Tareq Rajab Museum, 1998.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 3973

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