Oval bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription and floral decoration

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    Yellow chalcedony; bezel, bevelled towards the front; oval. Two lines of cursive script (nasta`līq), without dots. A date beneath.

    (2) Friend of the religion of the Prophet وير دين نبي
    (1) Muḥammad al-Mūsawī محمد الموسوى
    [1]121/1709-10 ١٢١

    There are spiral stems with some schematic flower heads, consisting of strokes or dots, spread over the ground. Two oval 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. 2.2.44 on p. 32, pl. I.2.2.44

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