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Book of Protection, In Syriac

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Identifier: MSS 16684
Content Description The book of protection, in Syriac is a scarce and richly-illustrated miniature manuscript compendium of protective charms in Syriac. It contains prayers and incantations invoking saints and others for protection against fear, implements of war, sickness, lunacy, headaches, dogs, and the evil eye, wolves, snakes, scorpions, and much else. It is neatly written in a single hand in black and red ink within red borders and contains 19 illustrations to the text. In contemporary dark...
Dates: early 19th century[?]

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  • Language: Syriac X