Scorpion amulets

These magical amulets are intended to protect the purchasers against the bites of scorpions. They would have been worn in an amulet case around the neck. The magician, no great artist, copied them over and over, taking little care. There must have been a market for them, however, since some have evidently been cut off and sold.

Egypt, 11/12th centuryHebrew

Aramaic and gibberish, paper

T-S AS 143.26

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