Rectangular bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription and floral decoration

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  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; bezel, bevelled towards the front; rectangular; back angle cut. Two lines of cursive script (nasta`līq), with dots. A date beneath on the right.

    (2) His servant Muḥammad Sādiq b. عبده محمد صادق ابن
    (1) Muḥammad al-Husaynī محمد الحسيني
    1277/1860-1 ١٢٧٧

    There are large but fine spiral stems, with groups of points representing flower heads, spread on the ground. One, in places two, rectangular concentric 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. 2.2.15 on p. 23, pl. I.2.2.15

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