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A green glass fertility talisman, Persia, 10th century
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118
A green glass fertility talisman, Persia, 10th century
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A green glass fertility talisman, Persia, 10th century
composed of green glass, of typical, cylindrical form on a flat circular base
18cm. height.
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Catalogue Note

Talismans are described in the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology by Barbara Ann Kipfer as a "charm or fetish thought to produce unusual, extraordinary happenings". Of characteristic phallic form, the present talisman draws on an ancient cult tradition centering on fertility, whose potency endured in the Islamic period.

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