As part of their Silsila Spring 2022 series, New York University is hosting our colleague, Dr. Arianna D’ottone Rambach (University of Rome), to deliver her titled lecture: “Block-printed amulets From the Qubbat al-Khazna in Damascus: Discovery, Technique, and Text”.
The talk aims to illustrate two block-printed amulets found in Qubbat al-Khazna in the Grand Mosque of Damascus and now located at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art in Istanbul.
These two specimens span both the bodies of known block-printed amulets and maps of the areas where the creation of this particular type of written evidence is attested. The story of the find will be repeated to place the prints in a larger linguistic and documentary context. In addition, the technique used to manufacture them will be discussed and other new specimens, from different origins, will also be presented.
The event will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 12:30pm – 2:30pm (New York time). All viewers are required to register first in order to attend this webinar.