AMULET - Aga Khan Museum
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Classification
Metalwork

Object name
Amulet

Geography
Iran

Period
Qajar, 19th century CE

Dynasty
Qajar

Materials and technique
Gold

Dimensions
Length 8.3 cm

Accession number
AKM00623

Description

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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