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Object Number:29-221-210
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 16.5 cm
Width: 3.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1541 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
210 - Sommerville Number


Persian arm talisman or bracelet, with red arm cord. Three stones; two yellow sard, in the center dark red sard with Persian inscription, each of the same signification. The power of the amulet is augmented by three repetitions of about the same prayer.

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, Fig. 1541View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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