Talisman

Talisman

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    tal·is·man  noun \ˈta-ləs-mən, -ləz-\

    an object (such as a ring or stone) that is believed to have magic powers and to cause good things to happen to the person who has it.  :  an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune  :  something producing apparently magical or miraculous effects  (Merriam Webster Dictionary)

     


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    A Viking Gold Scallop Pendant with Garnet, Viking Period, ca. 9th - 11th century CE
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    An Egyptian Carnelian Amulet of a Bird, New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1295 BCE
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    A fine Persian Bronze fitting of Capricornus, Achaemenid Empire, ca. 550 - 330 BCE
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    A large Syro-Hittite Terracotta figure of a Bull, ca. early 2nd millennium BCE
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    A Sassanian Gold and Agate pendant <br><em>Sassanian Period, ca. 200 - 600 CE</em>
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    A Near Eastern Gold and Agate pendant, <br><em>Achaemenid Period, ca. 550 - 330 BCE</em>
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    A large Egyptian Faience Wedjat Amulet, <br><em>Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE</em>
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    An Egyptian Wax Shabti for Irtureru, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
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    An Egyptian Blue Glazed Wadj Amulet, Late Period, ca. 700 - 332 BCE
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    An Egyptian Diorite Offering Table Amulet, Late Period, ca 664 - 332 BCE
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    An Egyptian Gold Papyrus Amulet, 18th Dynasty, ca 1352 - 1336 BCE
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    An Egyptian Gold Amulet of a Horus Falcon, 18th Dynasty, ca 1352 - 1336 BCE
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    An Egyptian Faience Amulet of the God Bes, Late Period, ca. 700 - 332 BCE
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    A Western Asiatic Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, <br><em>Persian Period, ca. 1st millennium BCE</em>
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    A fine Inca Sodalite Bird Pendant, ca. 1400 - 1533 CE
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    A Chinese Terracotta Tomb Attendant, <br><em>Tang Dynasty, ca. 618 - 907 CE</em>
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    An Islamic Electrum Crescent Pendant, <br><em>ca. 14th - 15th century CE</em>
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