Oval sealing with kufic inscription and star decoration

Details

  • Title

    Oval sealing with kufic inscription and star decoration

  • Associated place

    Egypt (place of creation)
  • Date

    8th - 9th century AD (AD 701 - 900)
  • Material and technique

    clay, baked and impressed

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    1.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the Reverend Greville J. Chester, 1891.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.3463

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  • Catalogue text

    Bull of baked clay; oval, nearly circular; front face is plain, back face is convex. One line of kufic script around the border, arranged in four parts forming a square; without dots. Reading uncertain. In the centre, one star consisting of six concentric strokes.

    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. 4.1 on p. 45, pl. I.4.1

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