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Object Number:29-221-287
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Tin
Brass (uncertain)
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1568 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
287 - Sommerville Number

Description

Dingy, octagonal box. arabic inscribed around edge. decoration on top, two holes inside. probably hooks for cords. lid removable. each side inscripted with religious sayings addressed to Allah.


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.. Philadelphia. Department of Archaeology and Paleontology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 18, Fig. 1568View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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