Amulets, talismans, and Qur’anic inscriptions

In the last few months, two important museums have organized two distinct exhibitions dedicated to amulets and talismans in the Islamic world. The Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition,¬†Power and Piety: Islamic talismans on the battlefield, showcases a selection¬†of arms and armor decorated with inscriptions and images believed to protect the warriors during battles. A second exhibition, titled…