From: Persia

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 29-221-285.1
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Persia
Section Near Eastern
Materials Bronze
Iconography Zodiac

A metallic plaque inlaid with gold representing the twelve signs of the zodiac with talismanic inscriptions. Has been used for casting horoscopes and for ascertaining under what signs talismans were to be prepared.

"large disk talisman - front 2 Persian men drinking. Border inscription in Persian (?). Back border inscription with signs of zodiac; another border inscription. Center man sitting in front of a building."

Outside Diameter 18.3 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 1571 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number | 285 - Sommerville Number | 87-5-28 - Found in Collection Number | 92-1-239 - Found in Collection Number

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