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Silver pear shaped pendant with silver square rupee, Middle

Science Museum, London

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The practice of carrying amulets or charms to bring good luck or good health through protection against disease has an extremely long history. Both the pear-shaped pendant and rupee are engraved with writings from the Qu’ran, the holy book of Islam. The pendant was carried to prevent headaches. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Middle East



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