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Talisman

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Object Number:
29-221-278A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Persian
Provenience:
Persia
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Brass
Description:
Octagonal shaped; engraved with Arabic in concentric circles on one side. Collector's note inked on one side. "The 8 dice belong with this...were through upon it to decide the fortune or chance. M. Sommerville"
Depth:
8cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
1573   -   Other Number
278   -   Sommerville Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chess and Playing-Cards (18 Sep 1895 - 31 Dec 1895)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Culin, R. S. 1898. Chess and Playing Cards: Catalogue of games and implements for divination exhibited by the Unites States National Msueum in connection with the Department of Archaeology and Paleontology of the University of Pennsylvania at the Cotton STates and. : Page/Fig./Plate: 824 ff
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Manual Descriptive of a Collection of Talismans Engraved on Stones and Metals of Various Countries and Epochs, Illustrative of What Man has Worn for his Protection from Accident and Disease; Also, Ancient Gems, Babylonian Cylinders, Persian Seals, etc. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 19, Fig. 1573
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