Square bezel seal with nasta’liq inscription and floral decoration

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  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; bezel, bevelled towards the front (but only very slightly); square; frontal angle cut, back angle also cut, but only very slightly. Two lines of cursive script separated by the return of the loop of the final yā’ in the first line. Without dots. A date beneath.

    (2) His servant عبده
    (1) Ḥaḍratqulī حضرتقلى
    1177/1763-4 [?] [؟] ١١٧٧

    The decoration of the ground consists of some schematic flowers composed of crossed strokes. Two concentric square 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. 2.2.5 on p. 20, pl. I.2.2.5

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