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Amulet

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Object Number:
29-221-212
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Persian
Provenience:
Persia
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Silver
Technique:
Inscribed
Iconography:
Koran
Description:
Flat plate with beveled corners. Central square grid with symbols surrounded by decorated circle, outside border filled with writing, remaining space filled with ruled lines of writing (magic square). Circle on reverse with ruled lines of writing, words inscribed around circle, waxed cord threaded through two rings on back.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
1539   -   Other Number
212   -   Other Number
92-5-7   -   Old Museum Number

Bibliography:

[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: P. 14, Fig. 1539
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