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Amulet

17th-19th century

Chester Beatty

Chester Beatty

Many Islamic amulets are inscribed with magic squares; less common are the rows of ‘magic’ numerals that fill the central space of this amulet. The precise function or meaning of these is uncertain, as is the identity of the individual – one Shah Sultan – whose name is inscribed in gold in the centre of the amulet.

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Details

  • Title: Amulet
  • Date Created: 17th-19th century
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Location Created: India (probably)
  • Original Source: Chester Beatty Library
  • Rights: © Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Medium: Jade with gold leaf
  • Collection Number: CBL Is As30

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