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Object Number:29-221-221
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:221 - Sommerville Number
1544 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number


Rectangular pendant with hebrew script. back had two loops, with yellow cord strung through them. Persian talisman with oblong yellow cord. Curious inscriptions around the margin and in central square are written in Hebrew but in some way disguise a Persian meaning.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Collection of Talismans (Maxwell Sommerville) (23 Oct 1889 - 31 Dec 1889) View Objects in Exhibition


[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.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Archaeology and Paleontology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 14-15, Fig. 1544View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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