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Name of Object:

Talismanic linen shirt

Location:

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Date:

Hegira 12th century / AD 18th century

Type of object:

Textile

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 2006 - 1460

Period / Dynasty:

Ottoman

Provenance:

Ottoman Empire, possibly Arabia or Iraq

Description:

This shirt is completely covered with magic numerical squares, talismanic formulae and proper names, most of them with the ending "Al-Khazraji". On the inside of the back, two individuals are named in a Turkish colophon as responsible for inscribing the shirt: al-Sayyid al-Shaykh Abd al-Rahman Erzinjani and al-Sayyid al-Shaykh Hasan Ibrahim Ahmad.

Citation of this web page:

 "Talismanic linen shirt" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;ua;Mus21;42;en&id=amulets_and_talismans

MWNF Working Number: UA 42

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