Talismanic Shirt with Depictions of the Two Holy Sanctuaries

Location: Mughal India or the Deccan

Materials: ink, coloured pigments and gold on cotton

Dimensions: 69 x 90cm

Accession Number: TXT 471

Other Notes:

The shirt is inscribed with extracts from the Qur’an and prayers, as well as representations of the two Holy Sanctuaries at Mecca and Medina. They are very  similar in style to the schematic illustrations found in contemporary manuscripts and pilgrimage certificates.