Talismanic Shirt

Cotton, ink, gold; plain weave, painted | 63.5in | 15th-early 16th century

Unknown Artist

This talismanic shirt was believed to be imbued with protective powers and may have been meant to be worn under armor in battle. Its surface is decorated with painted squares, medallions, and lappet-shaped sections with the entire Qur'an written insi...
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