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LOT 179

A TALISMANIC CHART

Qajar Persia, 19th century
Arabic manuscript on gazelle skin, laid on paper, text comprised of verses from the Qur?an, prayers and magical numbers incorporated into central circles, numerous panels and bands, written horizontally and diagonally in naskhi script in alternating red and black ink, framed
415 x 360mm approx
The purpose of such charts was to protect the individual from the evil eye, diseases, hardships during travel and enemies in battle.

tears with loss of small areas of text

Estimate:

£200 - £300

Item not sold:

Reserve was not met

Hammer Price:

£100

Bidding Ended:

Thursday, 7 November 2013 3:13:55 PM

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