Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $2,000
Estimate $4,000 - $5,000
Sold for $2,684
Including buyer's premium

Amulet for protection from demons and pests, healing of the body and soul, against the evil eye and bad dreams and more, handwritten by the greatest kabbalist of Baghdad of his generation, Rabbi Yehudah Patiyah. Baghdad, before 1935.

Content: "… May it be your will … to protect and save your servant Gizela daughter of Simchah who is wearing this amulet, from demons and pests … and from the evil eye and all other sicknesses and diseases … from damage and injury … and to cure her with complete cure, body and soul … for love, grace, benevolence and mercy in your eyes and the eyes of all who see her …"

[1] amulet, ink on parchment. 49x5.5 cm. Sephardic script and vowelized scribal script. An amulet of this type was usually rolled up in a gold or leather case, Fine-very fine condition. Minimal stains. Tiny tear without damage to text.

Sages of Baghdad