Brass Ottoman's Talisman stamp. All carvings have a kind of numerological equivalent of a letter or a word regarding an event in history or a verse from the Qur'an that would invite the ginis or angels to help the bearer of the print in his future act. It is a Talisman charm that was widely used in Iran and ottoman empire. It is rather not an Islamic thing but an outcome of some shamanic or pagan belief mingled with Islam community. These valuable objects are favorite of the collectors of whom search the ethnic and religious life of Middle East communities.The piece is from 1920s we assume and used for making seals of prints on shirts, bed linings or pages to keep folded amulets. 

Ottoman Talisman stamp

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