Square bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription and spiral decoration

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  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; bezel, unbevelled; square; frontal angle cut. Ensemble of cursive script (nasta`līq), without dots. A date beneath.

    His servant Shukr Allāh عبده شكر الله

    1191[?] /1777-8 [؟] ١١٩١

    There is a large spiral, with groups of strokes, covering the ground. One line follows 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. 2.2.9 on p. 21, pl. I.2.2.9

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