Agate Amulet. Object Name: Amulet; Date: mid-18th century; Geography: Country of Origin Iran; Medium: Agate; inscribed with black inlay; Dimensions:

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Agate Amulet. Object Name: Amulet; Date: mid-18th century; Geography: Country of Origin Iran; Medium: Agate; inscribed Stock Photo
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Agate Amulet. Object Name: Amulet; Date: mid-18th century; Geography: Country of Origin Iran; Medium: Agate; inscribed with black inlay; Dimensions:
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Agate Amulet. Object Name: Amulet; Date: mid-18th century; Geography: Country of Origin Iran; Medium: Agate; inscribed with black inlay; Dimensions: H. 2 3/4 in (6.99 cm); Classification: Stone; Credit Line: Purchase, Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen Gift, in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, Louise E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Persian Heritage Foundation Gift, 2013 / In Iran agate has been regarded as a stone with magical and healing properties. This notched oval-shaped pendant features a selection from the Asma´ al-Husna (the 99 beautiful names of God) at the center, surrounded by the entire sura Ya Sin (sura 36) from the Qur´an. Considered as the heart of the Qur´an, this sura has talismanic associations including shielding its owner/wearer from calamity and providing him with the strength and courage.; Provenance: Syed Yousouf Raza, Lucknow, India; by descent to his eldest son, Syed Huzur Nawab(until d. 2012); by descent to his eldest son, Asad S. Reza, Richmond, VA (2012-13; sold to MMA)