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Amulet from Sudan

This amulet is from Sudan, and is made from animal skin.

Sudanese men are known to keep a piece of paper with ayat (verses) from the Qu'ran in an amulet. These are believed to offer protection to the wearer. However, we do not know whether this amulet was used for that purpose.

Museum object number REDMG : 2007.2100.1

width 5.8 cm

See related topic: World Collection: Belief