Persian Koran box, Iran
Old Persian amulet box that usually holds a small version of the Koran on octagonal paper. The small holy books were not meant to be read but rather to be held in the box as a sacred object or talisman.
One cilindrical embossed amulet is on each side of the box.
The Koran box was placed on the upper arm as an armlet.
From the beginning of the 20th Century or earlier.
The box: 5,5 cm (2,17 in)
Box with the side amulets and lugs: 14 cm (5,51 in)
Length of the strings (each, approx): 24 mm (9,45 in)
Weight: 86 gr
“Bracelets ethniques d’afrique, d’Asie d’Océanie et d’Amérique”, van Cutsem, Anne, Skira, 2002