Octagonal bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription, spiral, and floral decoration

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  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; bezel, unbevelled; rectangular with cut angles; back angle strongly cut. Two lines of cursive script (nasta`līq). A date beneath.

    (1) Object of the favour of God مظهر لطف الهى
    (2) Ramaḍān رمضان
    1281/1864-5 ١ ١٢٨

    On the ground there is one spiral with some small short strokes and some schematic flower heads. One, in places 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. 2.2.28 on p. 27, pl. I.2.2.28

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