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Medallion

Object Number:29-221-283A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Persian
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Brass
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:283 - Sommerville Number
1575 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
87-5-7 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Circular with twelve zodiac signs engraved on outer circle. Seven planets (?) in middle circle. Inner circle blank.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Collection of Talismans (Maxwell Sommerville) (23 Oct 1889 - 31 Dec 1889) View Objects in Exhibition
Chess and Playing-Cards (18 Sep 1895 - 31 Dec 1895) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Culin, Robert S. 1898. Chess and Playing Cards: Catalogue of games and implements for divination exhibited by the Unites States National Museum in connection with the Department of Archaeology and Paleontology of the University of Pennsylvania at the Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia 1895.. Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 824 FFView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 19-20, Fig. 1575View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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