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Object Number:29-221-263
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 12 cm
Width: 5.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1555 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
263 - Sommerville Number
87-5-16 - Found in Collection Number


Two symmetrical lobes project from middle oval with knob. Engraved with Arabic. Grid of alphabet engraved on each lobe. "?" painted on one grid edge.

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. 16-17, Fig. 1555View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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