Rectangular bezel seal with inscription in angular script and linear decoration

Details

  • Title

    Rectangular bezel seal with inscription in angular script and linear decoration

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Near East (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    14th - 19th century
  • Material and technique

    chalcedony, bevelled and incised

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    1.3 x 1.4 x 0.35 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the Reverend Greville J. Chester, 1872.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.3453

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  • Catalogue text

    White opaque chalcedony; bezel, bevelled towards the back (slightly rounded); rectangular. Two lines of angular script, without dots.

    (1-2) I trusted in God (1) الله على
    (توكلت على الله =)
    (2) توكلت

    There is a small cross over the final tā' in the word tawakkaltu and a small stroke over the word `alā. Two rectangular lines follow the shape of the gem.

    In: Kalus, Ludvik, Catalogue of Islamic Seals and Talismans (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986)

Further reading

Kalus, Ludvik, Catalogue of Islamic Seals and Talismans (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986), no. 2.1.5 on p. 15, pl. I.2.1.5

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