Talismanic case with prayer scroll

An amulet for Qur’anic prayer scrolls: silver plated over brass. Rounded ends, six sided with raised decorations and Arabic writing. Cap on end. Three loops for a chain or suspension.

Qur’anic prayer scroll from amulet: rolled semi-transparent parchment, fine black writing of prayers and talismanic numerals with color borders and border inscriptions.

Historical period(s)
Qajar period, 19th century
Medium
Silver over copper alloy case; scroll with ink, colors, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W x D (case, assembled): 1.9 × 7.6 × 1.5 cm (3/4 × 3 × 9/16 in) H x W (scroll): 68 × 4.5 cm (26 3/4 × 1 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Michael and Rose Katen
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2018.6a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Metalwork
Type

Case

Keywords
Iran, Islam, Qajar period (1779 - 1925), Qur'an, talisman
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

An amulet for Qur'anic prayer scrolls: silver plated over brass. Rounded ends, six sided with raised decorations and Arabic writing. Cap on end. Three loops for a chain or suspension.

Qur'anic prayer scroll from amulet: rolled semi-transparent parchment, fine black writing of prayers and talismanic numerals with color borders and border inscriptions.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
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