Oval bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription

Details

  • Catalogue text

    White chalcedony and red jasper; bezel (but the back face is cut in facets round a rectangular centre), bevelled towards the back; oval. Two lines of cursive script (nasta`līq), separated by the return of the loop of the yā' at the end of the first line. Without dots. A date in the centre.

    (2) His servant عبده
    (1) `Abbās-`Alī عباسعلى
    1286/1869-70 ١٢٨٦

    Obne line follows 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. 2.2.8 on p. 21, pl. I.2.2.8

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