Talismanic shirt (tilsimli gömlek)

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Turkey
AD 17th century ~ AD 17th century
  • Type
    Textile
  • Materials
    Linen, India ink (black, red, blue and gold)
  • Measurements
    Width 76 cm. Length 108 cm.
  • Creator name
    Husayn ibn Nāsir al-din ibn Gabāwrā
  • Creator date
    Unknown
  • Where it was made
    Turkey; Ottoman Empire
  • Time period
    AD 17th century ~ AD 17th century
  • Creation date
    17th Century; 1650; 1060H.
  • Function
    Magic protection in battle
  • Acquisition
    Luigi Pigorini acquired it when founding the “Museo Preistorico Etnografico” in 1875. The shirt was then part of the ethnographic collection of the Museo Kircheriano which was created in 1651 by Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680), in the Jesuit School “Collegio Romano” in Roma.
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