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Amulet (hatumere)Limba peoplesSierra LeoneMid 20th centuryPaper, colored inks

Amulet (hatumere)Limba peoplesSierra LeoneMid 20th centuryPaper, colored inks

Every gravesite has a unique story to tell, whether it’s with a clever epitaph or a decorative detail.

A Visual Guide to Common Cemetery Symbols

Every gravesite has a unique story to tell, whether it’s with a clever epitaph or a decorative detail.

SYMBOLISM: ALCHEMY        The word alchemy conjures up images that are magical and mystical. Alchemy differs significantly from modern science in its inclusion of Hermetic principles and practices ...

SYMBOLISM. Alchemy

SYMBOLISM: ALCHEMY The word alchemy conjures up images that are magical and mystical. Alchemy differs significantly from modern science in its inclusion of Hermetic principles and practices ...

Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt.  Gift of Nelly, Violet, and Elie Abemayor, in memory of Michel Abemayor, 1978 (1978.546.32)  Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."

Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt. Gift of Nelly, Violet, and Elie Abemayor, in memory of Michel Abemayor, 1978 (1978.546.32) Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."

This vest with all its religious figures and Latin phrases belonged to Macario Sakay. It was his "anting-anting" (amulet) and he believed it protected him from bullets and other hazards of war. Many Filipinos who participated in the fight against Spain and the United States used anting-antings of all types for personal protection.

This vest with all its religious figures and Latin phrases belonged to Macario Sakay. It was his "anting-anting" (amulet) and he believed it protected him from bullets and other hazards of war. Many Filipinos who participated in the fight against Spain and the United States used anting-antings of all types for personal protection.

Albany Rural Cemetery - a good guide to common cemetery symbols. I will never look at graves the same.

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