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Talismanic Shirt with Depictions of the Two Holy Sanctuaries

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Mughal India or the Deccan

16th or early 17th century

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Talismanic Shirt with Depictions of the Two Holy Sanctuaries

TXT 471

Mughal India or the Deccan

16th or early 17th century

ink, coloured pigments and gold on cotton

69 x 90cm

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.