1 May 2001
TALISMANIC CHART ON GAZELLE SKIN
Qajar Iran, mid-19th Century
Arabic manuscript on gazelle skin, of typical form, the square chart divided into many tiny squares forming a grid filled with the names of Allah and verses from the Qur'an in red, blue and black ink, slight rubbing, generally good condition
27 x 21¼in. (68.5 x 53.5cm.)
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The chart includes various prayers, amulet texts according to various shi'a imams, the attributes of God, nada 'Ali quatrain and quotations from the Qur'an.
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