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Name of Object:

Oval amulet with Arabic script

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Date:

Hegira 11th–12th century / AD 17th–18th century

Type of object:

Amulets

Museum Inventory Number:

AE_SEM_987

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Rock crystal

Period / Dynasty:

Ottoman

Provenance:

Near East

Description:

An oval amulet of rock crystal, with naskhi epigraphy in the center reading: “There is no God but Allah the king the manifest truth”.

On the background there are crossing and parallel lines forming rhombus shapes, while the external frame is formed of two lines.

Citation of this web page:

Mohamed Abbas "Oval amulet with Arabic script" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;at;Mus22;53;en&id=amulets_and_talismans

Prepared by: Mohamed Abbas

MWNF Working Number: AT2 53

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