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Talismanic Shirt

TXT 545 | Turkey

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Title: Talismanic Shirt

Location: Turkey

Materials: cotton, inscribed in coloured inks and gold

Dimensions: 87 x 101cm

Accession Number: TXT 545

Other Notes: The front and back of the shirt are covered with Qur’anic verses, prayers and invocations to God, written in a variety of scripts and arranged into variously shaped panels and cartouches. Two cartouches on the front carry depictions of the Masjid al-Haram at Mecca and the Prophet’s mosque at Medina, each within a decorative frame enclosing minute depictions of other holy sites in the surrounding areas.

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