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Persia, 10th century, A green glass fertility talisman
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
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Persia, 10th century, A green glass fertility talisman
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Persia, 10th century, A green glass fertility talisman
composed of green glass, of typical, cylindrical form on a flat circular base
17.8cm.; 7 in.
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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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