Rectangular bezel seal with kufic inscription

Details

  • Title

    Rectangular bezel seal with kufic inscription

  • Associated place

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

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

    cornelian, bevelled and incised

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    0.9 x 1.4 x 0.3 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.

    EA1980.23

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  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; plain-convex bezel; rectangular with rounded sides. One line of kufic script, without dots.

    Muḥammad Qamlā [or Qamalī] (being of small body and despised because of it, or Arab nomad becoming townsman) [or Muḥammad and 'Alī?]
    [ محمد وعلى ؟] or محمد قملى

    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. 1.3.5 on p. 7, pl. I.1.3.5

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