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Bidding Information
Lot #    16408
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:59:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Protection from evil eye bowl
City    Persian
Publication Date    c. 1900
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Height 110 mm., diameter 140 mm., bronze and copper.
          
Detailed
Description
   Engraved bronze and copper bowl used to protect from evil eye. The eye of the evil, a widespread belief that some persons may produce malevolent effects on others by looking at them, based on the supposed power of some eyes to bewitch or harm by glance. The belief in the evil eye and the various means, both sacred and profane, of averting it, were very prevalent among East European Jews; to this day they exist in many oriental Jewish communities.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Iran
  
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Religious Articles:    Checked