Oval signet with nasta‘liq inscription and floral decoration

Details

  • Title

    Oval signet with nasta‘liq inscription and floral decoration

  • Associated place

    Iran (place of creation)
  • Date

    1872 - 1873
  • Material and technique

    white metal, incised

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    1.9 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm (height x width x depth)
    5 g (weight)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Iain C. G. Campbell, 1980.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1980.3

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  • Catalogue text

    White metal; signet with a small fixed hanlde of decorative shape; base oval and plain. One line of cursive script (nasta`līq); a date beneath.

    ‘Alī Riḍā على رضا

    [1]289/1872-3 ٢٨٩

    The ground has three small flower heads consisting of one, seven and seven dots, with a short stem.

    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. 3.10 on p. 44, pl. I.3.10

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