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Talisman

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Object Number:
29-221-278B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Persian
Provenience:
Iran
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Bronze
Description:
Four die connected by wire running through them to two end finials. Used with fortune telling bowl "A"
Height:
2.125cm
Width:
0.375cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
1573   -   Other Number
283   -   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 Museum 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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