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 Colima Spondylus Shell Crocodile Amulet<br><em>Early Classic Period, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE</em>
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    A Near Eastern Steatite Stamp Seal<br><em>Late Neolithic Period, ca. 5300 - 5100 BCE</em>
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    A Rhodian Terracotta Squatting Satyr, ca. end of 6th century BCE
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    A large Sumerian Marble Cylinder Seal, Early Dynastic I- III, <br><em>ca. 2700 - 2400 BCE</em>
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    An Egyptian Steatite Scarab Seal for Sesostris I, 12th Dynasty, ca. 1971 - 1926 BCE
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    A Sumerian Amulet of a Recumbent Bull Amulet, Uruk Period, ca. 3500 - 3300 BCE
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    An Egyptian Feldspar Counterweight Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
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    A Roman Green Chalcedony Intaglio Ring stone of Fortuna, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE
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    An Egyptian Faience Shabti for Ankh-ef-en-Bastet, Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 945 - 713 BCE
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    A Roman Banded Agate Intaglio, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE
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    A Banded Agate Seal of a Sasanian Ruler <br><em>ca. 3rd - 7th century CE</em>
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    An Egyptian Faience Amulet of a Supplicant, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
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    A fabulous Moche-Chimu Shell Amulet, ca. 500 - 800 CE
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    A fine Solid-Cast Silver Inca Llama, Late Classic Period, ca. 1400 - 1533 CE
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    A Sumerian Serpentine Stamp Seal, ca. Jemdet Nasr Period, ca. 3100 - 2700 BCE
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    A Roman Electrum-Glass Bead depicting Harpokrates, Early Roman Imperial Period, ca. 50 BCE – 50 CE
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    A large Egyptian Faience Overseer Shabti, Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1069 - 945 BCE
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    An early Near Eastern Seal, Chalcolithic period, ca. 5000 - 4000 BCE