Talismanic Shirt (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

Stories Educational
ca. 1400-1550
ink and opaque watercolor on cotton
North India or Deccan, India, Indo-Persian Style
Overall: 25 × 38 1/4 in. (63.5 × 97.16 cm)
Not on view
Inscribed on the front and the back with the text of the Qur'an
Robert A. and Ruth W. Fisher Fund
Murvchick, Rose E. “Objectifying the Occult: Studying an Islamic Talismanic Shirt as an Embodied Object.” Arabica, 2017, pp. 673–693.

Barriault, Anne B., and Kay M. Davidson. Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007. (pp 172-173)

Paul Richard, “From India, Paintings Timeless and Timely,” The Washington Post, December 8, 2001, p. C2, ill.

Dye, Joseph M. The Arts of India: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. London: Philipp Wilson, 2001. (cat. no. 71, pp. 206-207)
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