Oval bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription and floral decoration

Details

  • Title

    Oval bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription and floral decoration

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Iran (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    1672 - 1673
  • Material and technique

    chalcedony, cut, bevelled, and incised

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    1.4 x 2.1 x 0.5 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.3305

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  • Catalogue text

    Yellow chalcedony; bezel, bevelled towards the frnot; oval; back angle very slightly cut, frontal angle very slightly rounded. Four lines of cursive script (nasta`līq), with dots; a date beneath.

    (2) Slave بنده
    (1) of the Eternal صمد
    (3) Ḥājī حاجى
    (4) Aḥmad احمد

    1083/1672-3 ١٠٨٣

    On the ground there is a group of small flowers and leaves, shown frontally and very schematically, joined to a spiral stem. Two oval concentric 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. 2.2.20 on pp. 24-25, pl. I.2.2.20

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