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Obj. ID: 12809
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  Amulet, Afghanistan, 1850-1950

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1987
The flat amulet is made of brass. ##The amulet is rectangular topped by a round arch, and its rim is folded inside. In the center is a seven^branched^menorah~ shaped in script (Ps. 67:1-8) that starts at of the top bar. Above the menorah is an inscription which reads: שויתי תמיד ה' לנגדי כמבא )כי מימיני בל אמוט( !Ps. 16:8!##On both sides of the menorah appear the names of the following angles: אוריאל, רפאל, גבריאל, מיכאל, אחביאל, חניאל, חסריאל, רחמיאל, מרגליאל Uriel, Raphael, Gabriel, Michael, Ahaviel, Haniel, Hasriel, Rahmiel, Margliel##All these inscriptions are framed by a pointed arch. The borders of the plate are encircled by an inscription on a dotted background. The inscription is engraved in outline letters and reads: אבג יתצ קרע שטנ נגד יכש בטר צתג חקב טנע יגל פזק שקו צית בשכמלו )ברוך שם מלכותו לעולם ועד( !42 letter name of God, followed by: blessed be the name of His glorious majesty forever and ever(int.)!##A hole for a chain is in the top of the plate.

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