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Obj. ID: 52088  Amulet, Essaouira, circa 1940

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon,

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Name/Title
Michtav Kevarot ha-Tazikkim... | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
circa 1940
Active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
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Site
Unknown
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Period
Period Detail
Gross Family Collection No.
027.011.233
Collection
Material/Technique
Paper, Ink, Letterpess
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Material Cloth
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Height
28 cm
Length
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22.5 cm
Depth
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Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Condition of Building Fabric
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Description
The following description was prepared by William Gross:

This is a special amulet used in the city of Essaouira, Morocco. It recalls the martyrdom of some 50 Rabbis in the town of Ufran in the area. In the Gross Family Collection are several versions of this amulet, both printed and hand-written. This printed sheet is intended as an amulet to protect the home from sickness and to particularly protect the pregnant woman. It is copied from one that is above the common grave of 50 Jewish martyrs who were burned in the city of Irfan. The fonts suggest that the page was printed in either Tanger or Lisbon. The author writes that the amuletic power is conferred by the fact that he wrote this text while sitting on the graves of the martyrs of Ufran mentioned on the page. This type of amulet was used in Essaouira and was said to be present in almost every home. There are two other printed versions of this amulet and one manuscript done by hand.

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Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Colophon
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