Paraliterary text: JRL Gaster heb. ms 2110a/8

Paraliterary text JRL Gaster heb. ms 2110a/8


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Two or three amulets containing remarkable illustrations: a demon with a tail, tutu, scepter, horns, and curly hair; a seated woman; and a man being swallowed by a fish. The text surrounding the images is mainly in Hebrew, but there is also Arabic script and possibly some Judaeo-Persian. Gaster acquired these items from Tehran via Alfandary Bros., Oriental Merchants, April 1914 CE; this shelfmark also contains Gaster's provenance notes and the original letter he received from M. Alfandary accompanying the shipment.