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1:9. Islamic Amulet.

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection:

Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection 5 consists of letters and documents by and about notable individuals in history, literature, religion, government, and other fields. The items in this collection are gifts and purchases.


  • From the Collection: 1758 - 2010

Conditions Governing Access note

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From the Collection: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Container Summary

Amulet from Nigeria or Chad. Arabic contains: (1) stylized mosque with inset magic squares. (2) a budah square. (3) several other alphabetic squares. (4) symbols of the each set within a separate circle. (5) Qur'anic passages, such as the throne verse. (6) various invocations. (7) images of the sword of 'ait (Dhi al-Fiqar)a scorpion and a serpent, "seal of Solomon". (8) Last section contains an amulet against headache and aches and pains. 20th century. Mark Muelhaeusler brought this to SCRC 4/13/2011. Gift of Samir Zoghby.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057