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Object Number:29-221-288
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1570 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
288 - Sommerville Number
92-5-11 - Found in Collection Number


Lidded with clasp, octagonal central panel in lid with two stylized birds and leaves surrounded by border of leaf forms. Each of the eight side panels has flower and leaf designs. Suspended by woven cord through two side rings.

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. 18, Fig. 1570View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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