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Block-printed Talismanic Circular Leaf

Object Name:
Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Date:
11th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
3 x 2 3/4 in. (7.6 x 7cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Nelly, Violet, and Elie Abemayor, in memory of Michel Abemayor, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.546.37
Not on view
Michel E. Abemayor, New York (until d. 1975); Nelly, Violet, and Elie Abemayor, Great Neck, NY (1975–78; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fifty Years of Collecting Islamic Art," September 23, 2013–January 26, 2014, no catalogue.

Schaefer, Karl R. "Medieval Arabic Block Printed Amulets in American and European Libraries and Museums.." Enigmatic Charms, Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section one, Near and Middle East, vol. 82 (2006). pp. 209-211, ill. pl. 52.



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