University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-221-212
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1539 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
212 - Sommerville Number
92-5-7 - Found in Collection Number


Flat plate with beveled corners. Central square grid with symbols surrounded by decorated circle, outside border filled with writing, remaining space filled with ruled lines of writing (magic square). Circle on reverse with ruled lines of writing, words inscribed around circle, waxed cord threaded through two rings on back.


[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: P. 14, Fig. 1539View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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