Fragment from a Talismanic Scroll

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Only the upper left corner of this page has survived. The text, which includes a passage reading "the heart of the one who wears it," together with the evidence of folds on the paper point to its original use as a talisman to be carried in an amulet box that was worn as a pendant. Both the foliated Kufic inscription in black ink and the cursive calligraphy in red ink are block printed.

Fragment from a Talismanic Scroll, Ink on paper; printed

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