A Magic Spell or a Ceramic Bowl: the Sassanid Crescent of Islamic and Changsha Ceramics

Mohsen Jaafarnia, Avinash Shende, Sahar Boroomand , He Renke Ceramics Art + Perception 115 2020 Art + Perception LATEST ISSUE HOME →

One of the strangest aspects of research is exploring magical rituals associated with ancient traditions. Archaeologists continually discover objects designed to invoke victory, including successful animal and business hunting; the control of people; protection; ensuring a happy marriage to a new partner and, unsurprisingly, revenge.

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