Rectangular bezel seal with kufic inscription

Details

  • Title

    Rectangular bezel seal with kufic inscription

  • Associated place

    Near East (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    9th - 12th century (AD 801 - 1200)
  • Material and technique

    cornelian, cut, bevelled, and incised

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

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

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Iain C. G. Campbell, 1980.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1980.35

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  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; bezel, bevelled towards the back; rectangular; frontal angle cut; broken on one side. Two lines of kufic script, in 'tête-bêche'; without dots.

    Uncertain reading. (1) الله . . .
    (2) [ىلد الله [؟

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

Glossary of terms

kufic

Further reading

Kalus, Ludvik, Catalogue of Islamic Seals and Talismans (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986), no. 1.4.4 on p. 10, pl. I.1.4.4

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