Qajar, 19th century CE
Materials and technique
Length 8.3 cm
This amulet contain inscriptions of verses from the Qur’an. It may have contained rolled pieces of paper with Qur’anic verses or even an entire Qur’an written in miniscule ghubar (“dust”) script, so-called because the minute letters were thought to be as small, fragile, and transient as grains of powder.
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