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Amulets

Designer:
Christina Kim, American b. South Korea, 1957  Search this
Producer:
dosa, inc., Los Angeles, California, USA, founded 1984  Search this
Embroiderer:
Rajka Designs, Indian  Search this
Medium:
Hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, pieced and embroidered
Type:
embroidery & stitching
Exhibitions
Amulets
Made in:
Gujarat, India
Date:
2016
Credit Line:
Courtesy of dosa inc.
Accession Number:
87.2015.7-1/55
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Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_87.2015.7-1_55

Amulet of the goddess al-Lat, inscribed

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Pendant): 3.1 × 4 × 0.1 cm (1 1/4 × 1 9/16 × 1/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Wadi Bayhan, Yemen
Date:
1st century BCE-mid 1st century CE
Topic:
Yemen  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
repousse  Search this
Wendell and Merilyn Phillips collection  Search this
funerary  Search this
granulation  Search this
wirework  Search this
plaited wire  Search this
beaded wire  Search this
amulet  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Foundation for the Study of Man (Wendell and Merilyn Phillips Collection)
Accession Number:
S2013.2.339
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Head and torso of Horus, fragment probably from a figure of Isis nursing Horus on her lap

Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm (9/16 x 3/8 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Faience
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
2nd-1st century BCE
Topic:
Egypt  Search this
Horus  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Wendell and Merilyn Phillips collection  Search this
amulet  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Foundation for the Study of Man (Wendell and Merilyn Phillips Collection)
Accession Number:
S2013.2.348
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Round amulet box (gau) with fabric storage case

Medium:
Silver with fabric cover
Dimensions:
H x W: 11.7 x 5.1 x 5 cm (4 5/8 x 2 x 1 15/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
Tibet
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2018.52a-c
Restrictions & Rights:
Undetermined copyright
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2018.52a-c

Talismanic case with prayer scroll

Medium:
Silver over copper alloy case; scroll with ink, colors, and gold on parchment
Dimensions:
H x W x D (case, assembled): 1.9 × 7.6 × 1.5 cm (3/4 × 3 × 9/16 in)
H x W (scroll): 68 × 4.5 cm (26 3/4 × 1 3/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
Iran
Date:
19th century
Period:
Qajar period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
Iran  Search this
talisman  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
amulet  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Michael and Rose Katen
Accession Number:
S2018.6a-c
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S2018.6a-c
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Talismanic amulets

Artist:
Rashid Koraichi (Algeria, born 1947; active Tunisia)  Search this
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H x W x D (average): 16.6 x 5.1 x 0.1 cm (6 9/16 x 2 x 1/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
Tunisia
Date:
1996-1997
Topic:
casting  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
protection  Search this
Contemporary Art  Search this
Tunisia  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
Accession Number:
S1998.158.1-49
Restrictions & Rights:
Undetermined copyright
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1998.158.1-49
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Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 x 2.7 x 0.8 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/16 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
100 BCE-100 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
protection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.538
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.538

Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.5 x 2.9 x 0.6 cm (2 3/16 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
1st century BCE-1st century CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
protection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.539
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.539

Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.5 x 1.9 x 0.8 cm (1 3/8 x 3/4 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
1st century BCE-1st century CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.592
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.592

Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.7 x 1.9 x 1 cm (1 7/16 x 3/4 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1st century BCE-1st century CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.659
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.659

Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 x 2.9 x 0.7 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
1st century BCE-1st century CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.693
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.693

Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.4 x 2.8 x 0.8 cm (2 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
100 BCE-100 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.728
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.728

Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.4 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm (1 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
1st century BCE-1st century CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
insect  Search this
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
protection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.745
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.745

Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 x 3 x 0.8 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/16 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
200 BCE-200 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
protection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.928
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Bead with cicadas

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.1 x 4.4 x 2.8 cm (2 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1600-1050 BCE
Period:
Probably Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.935.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
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Bead

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 3.3 x 1.4 cm (1 5/16 x 9/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1600-1050 BCE
Period:
Probably Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.935.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.935.10

Cylindrical bead

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 6.1 x 1.4 cm (2 3/8 x 9/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000-1700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.935.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Jades for Life and Death
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.935.11

Cylindrical bead

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 4.7 × 1.1 cm (1 7/8 × 7/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000-1700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.935.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Jades for Life and Death
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.935.12

Cylindrical bead

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 5 × 1.5 cm (1 15/16 × 9/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000-1700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.935.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Jades for Life and Death
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.935.13

Cylindrical bead

Medium:
Quartz
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm (1 9/16 x 7/8 x 11/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000-1700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.935.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Jades for Life and Death
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