The David Collection
Hegira 4th–5th century / AD 10th–11th century
Amulet case, silver
Silver inlaid with niello
Iran or Afghanistan
The Kufi inscription – the Muslim profession of faith and a blessing on Hasan ibn Ahmad, who must have owned the amulet case – together with the vegetal elements are its only decoration. The square box has three eyes from which to hang it. One short side is loose, so that an invocation or verse from the Koran can be put inside.
"Amulet case" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;dn;Mus21;15;en&id=amulets_and_talismans
MWNF Working Number: DN 15