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Amulet : manuscript.

Amulet : manuscript.

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39.5 x 6 cm.
Incipit: Starts with Sūrat al-Qadr (Qurʼan: Chapter 97): "Innā anzalnāhu fī Laylat al-Qadr ..."
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The central part of the amulet is written in ruqʻah/naskh script and the compartments in thulth script, in black, blue, red and gold.
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Abstract:
An amulet on long scroll of vellum or snake skin, rolled around a central axis into a silver hexagonal tube with a cap; niello etched in an arabesque pattern in gold, with three loops where a chain can go through, so that it can be worn as a necklace. The scroll is written in a long central column surrounded by eight different rectangular compartments in different colors. The central column contains Surat al-Qadr (Qurʼan: Chapter 97), followed by Surāt al-Fātiḥat (Qurʼan: Chapter 1), followed by the Creator's verse of Sūrat al-Ḥajj (Qurʼan: Chapter 22:65), followed by a long invocation asking God for help and guidance, followed by a Shiʻī invocation asking for the intecession of Imām ʻAlī, followed by a magic square. The amulet is meant to have magical powers to protect the owner. Name of copyist (and/or creator) and place and date of copying/and or production not mentioned, probably from the 18th or 19th century.
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1 scroll ; 40 cm
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Object ID: 10841975
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