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Title: 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
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.