Rectangular bezel seal with nasta’liq inscription and floral decoration

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    White chalcedony and red jasper; bezel, unbevelled; rectangular; both angles irregularly cut. One ensemble of cursive script, without dots; a date beneath.

    Oh Ḥusayn! يا حسين

    1212 [?] /1797-8 ١٢١٢ [؟]

    There is, on the ground, a spiral stem of flower heads consisting of simple crossed strokes. One line follows the shape of the gem.

    The reading of the date is uncertain, the numbers being mixed with the floral decoration on the ground.

    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. 2.1.10 on pp. 16-17, pl. I.2.1.10

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