Rectangular bezel seal with nasta’liq inscription on both sides

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  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; bezel, bevelled towards the back; rectangular; frontal angle cut. Inscriptions on the frontal (R) and on the back (V) faces.

    Obverse - Two lines of cursive script script separated by the loop of the isolated bā' at the end of the first line; with some dots. Beneath a date.

    (1-2) Oh Thou who veil shortcomings! (2) يا ستار
    (1) العيوب

    [1]131/1718-19 ١٣١

    There are schematic spiral stems, with four groups of three dots and some isolated strokes, spread on the ground. Two lines follow the shape of the gem.

    Reverse - One register of cursive script. Beneath on the right, a date.

    Oh Lion of Gold! ( = 'Alī) (1-2) يا اسد الله

    [1]126/1714-15 ١٢٦

    There are schematic spiral stems ending in flower heads consisting of dots, spread on the ground. 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. 2.1.6 on p. 15, pl. I.2.1.6

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