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A5833 Amulets (pair), engraved / incised / punched, silver / cotton, Isfahan, Persia (Iran), Qajar era, 1850-1900. Click to enlarge.

War amulets طلسم جنگی

Made
This pair of talismanic circular silver armband amulets (bazuband) are rare handcrafted objects from 19th century Persia (Iran) made during the Qajar era (1850-1900). These highly prized objects were made by one of the silver-masters (noqrehkar) from the city of Isfahan.

These talismanic amulets are referred to as war armbands (bazuband jangi) because they were tied to the arms of great Persian heroes and warriors during battle. Such armbands were originally used to hold small Qur'ans …

Summary

Object No.

A5833

Object Statement

Amulets (pair), engraved / incised / punched, silver / cotton, Isfahan, Persia (Iran), Qajar era, 1850-1900

Physical Description

The silver amulets feature finely engraved, incised and punched motifs and Persian, Qur'anic and talismanic calligraphy.

Dimensions

Height

20 mm

Width

96 mm

Production

Made

Notes

This object was produced during the Qajar era (1789-1925), specifically during the reign of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1848-1896), the king and great patron and admirer of Persian art and architecture.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs A Edgar, 1970

Acquisition Date

28 December 1970

Cite this Object

Harvard

War amulets طلسم جنگی 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2021, <https://ma.as/184581>

Wikipedia

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