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Talismanic coat

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Turkey

late 16th–17th century

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Talismanic coat

TXT 456

Turkey

late 16th–17th century

Cotton, heavily starched and inscribed in black, carmine, blue, green and gold ink; plaited silk cords and tassels a later addition

108 x108 cm (with sleeves extended)

inscriptions consist of invocations using some of the Names of God; the Ayat al-Kursi, and several complete Qur’anic surahs