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Iraqi Kurdistan or Iran
Late 19th century
Silver, engraved, inlaid with carnelian
Amulet: H: 6.2; W: 6 cm
Chain: L: 78 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0848 ; 103/477

The engraved letter combinations represent amuletic formulae or acronyms of Biblical verses, prayers, and names of angels.

From the Israel Museum publications:
Shachar, Isaiah, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir

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