Octagonal bezel seal with nasta’liq inscription and spiral decoration

Details

  • Title

    Octagonal bezel seal with nasta’liq inscription and spiral decoration

  • Associated place

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

    1708 - 1709
  • Material and technique

    cornelian, cut and incised

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    1.2 x 1.35 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.

    EA1980.31

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  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; bezel, unbevelled; rectangular with cut angles; back angle strongly cut. Two lines of cursive script separated by the return loop of the final yā’ at the end of the first line. A date (?) beneath.

    (1) Object of the favour of God مظهر لطف الهى
    (2) His servant Muḥammad عبده محمد
    1120[?]/1708-9 [؟] ١٢٠

    On the ground there is one spiral stem with small strokes on it. Two 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. 2.2.27 on p. 27, pl. I.2.2.27

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