The Met Passes Off Jewish Religious Article as “Islamic Amulet”

rylah

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The Met have this “Islamic amulet” as part of their collection:




Except it is neither. It is the head part of phylacteries (tefillin shel rosh), a very holy article in Judaism.

I am just surprised this did not end up in the Palestinian Museum. They love co-opting other people’s everything, after all.



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Q. Just curious, does anyone know the name of the manager responsible for that section in the Met?
 
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Oh no they didn't!
 

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