protective charm

Rectangular 'bazuband' amulet with the corners cut off, made of steel ('and thus somewhat uncommon'). With two copper loops on the reverse and lines from the Qur'an on the front. "These amulets were worn by the wealthier peasantry on thongs attached to the upper part of the arm." Label; brown envelope with handwritten typed text.

worn by the wealthier peasantry on thongs attached to the upper part of the arm

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