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 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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