Octagonal bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription, leaf, and star decoration

Details

  • Title

    Octagonal bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription, leaf, and star decoration

  • Associated place

    Iran (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    1842 - 1843
  • Material and technique

    jade, cut and incised

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    1.4 x 1.5 x 0.3 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Iain C. G. Campbell, 1980.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1980.6

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  • Catalogue text

    Green jade; bezel, mostly unbevelled; rectangular with cut angles; both angles cut (but the back one only partly). Ensemble of four levels of cursive script (nasta`līq), with dots. A date beneath.

    Slave of God Ibrāhīm [1]258/1842-3 بنده
    خدا
    ابرا
    هيم
    ٢٥٨

    Two small branches and one six-pointed star representing a schematic flower head are spread over the ground.

    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. 2.2.21 on p. 25, pl. I.2.2.21

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