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N15525 Amulet, jade, engraved, tribes of south-west Persia (Iran), 1900s. Click to enlarge.

Tribal amulet طلسم عشایری

Made
This small amulet (telesm) is one of the few objects in the Powerhouse collection that originates from the pastoral nomads and small communities of south-west Persia (Iran). As a rare collectable object, it is made of Persian green jade (yashm-e sabz) probably by a tribal artisan in 1930s Persia (Iran). The amulet might have been used as a protection necklace (gardanband) or breast pendant (sineh aviz) to protect babies.

The amulet's shape follows the general design of Persian tribal …

Summary

Object No.

N15525

Object Statement

Amulet, jade, engraved, tribes of south-west Persia (Iran), 1900s

Physical Description

Made of Persian green jade (yashm-e sabz) and follows the general design of Persian tribal necklaces. Engraved on the surface is the Shia Muslim text of Nad-e Ali.

Dimensions

Width

48 mm

Depth

5 mm

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Australian Museum, 1961

Acquisition Date

26 February 1961

Cite this Object

Harvard

Tribal amulet طلسم عشایری 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/296254>

Wikipedia

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