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Talisman

Object Number:29-236-19
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Algeria
Culture Area: North Africa
Locus: Nezla
Date Made: 1860-1899
Early Date: 1860
Late Date: 1899
Section:African
Materials:Metal
Outside Diameter:4.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:19.S - Sommerville Number
29-221-19 incorrect - Found in Collection Number

Description

Talisman - small oblong silver charm case with quatrefoil all over containing quation - surah from the Koran

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Sands of Sahara.. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott & Co. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 155View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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