Oval bezel seal with inscription in cursive script and branch decoration

Details

  • Title

    Oval bezel seal with inscription in cursive script and branch decoration

  • Associated place

    Iran (possible) (possible place of creation)
    Iraq (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    1716 or 1873 - 1717 or 1874 (AH 1129 or AH 1290)
  • Material and technique

    cornelian, bevelled and incised

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    1.35 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Sir Arthur Evans, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.3457

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  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; bezel (but back face slightly rounded), bevelled toward the back (but only very slightly); oval. One line of cursive script. A date beneath.

    'Umar عمر

    [1]129/1716-17 [or, more probably, 129[0]/1873-4] ١٢٩

    Above on the left a branch constituted by simple strokes.

    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. 2.3.1 on p. 34, pl. I.2.3.1

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