Oval bezel seal with Tughrā inscription and floral decoration


  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; bezel, bevelled towards the front; oval. Tughrā script; two figures beneath on the left side. There is a name that can be read as Ḥasan or Ḥusayn, and the word 'abd (servant). As on the preceding seal, there is also the word al-rājī (desiring). The two figures are 'one' and 'seven' and it is possible to complete the date, by comparision with the preceding seal, as 1217/1802-3.

    Servant, desiring (God or pardon of God) Ḥasan [or Ḥusayn ?] [عبد الراجى حسن [حسين؟
    [12]17/1802-3 ١٧

    The ground is engraved with some schematic flower heads consisting of simple strokes. One oval 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. 2.2.48 on p. 33, pl. I.2.2.48

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