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Oval bezel amulet from a bracelet with naskhi inscription

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    • currently in research collection

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  • Islamic Seals and Talismans by Ludvik Kalus

    Catalogue of Islamic Seals and Talismans

    Bracelet composed of three elements: central (I), on the left side (II), on the right side (III), in an enamelled setting with inscriptions (IV).

    I - Cornelian, set into enamelled metal setting; bezel, oval. Eleven lines of cursive script; engraved.

    (1) Oh God! Oh Merciful! Oh Compassionate! Oh King! Oh Most Holy One! Oh Safety! Oh Believer!
    يا الله يا رحمن يا رحيم يا ملك يا قدوس يا سلام يا مومن
    (2) Oh Confiding One! Oh Most Mighty One! Oh All Compeller! Oh Proud One! Oh Creator! Oh Maker! Oh Shaper! Oh Ever Forgiving One!
    يا مهيمن يا عزيز يا جبار يا متكبر يا خالق يا بارى يا مصور يا غفار
    (3) Oh All Compelling One! Oh All Bestower! Oh Ever Providing One! Oh Ever Opener! Oh All Knowing! Oh Grasper! Oh Abaser! Oh Upraiser! Oh Raiser to Honour! Oh Abaser!
    يا قهار يا وهاب يا رزاق يا فتاح يا عليم يا قابض يا خافض يا رافع يا معز يا مذل
    (4) Oh All Hearing One! Oh All Seeing! Oh All Wise! Oh Just One! Oh Most Pleasant One! Oh All Cognizant One! Oh Ever Slow to Anger! Oh Most Supreme One! Oh Most Forgiving One! Oh Most High! Oh Very Great One!
    يا سميع يا بصير يا حكيم يا عدل يا لطيف يا خبير يا حليم يا عظيم يا غفور يا على يا كبير
    (5) Oh All Preserving One! Oh Giver of Daily Bread! Oh Reckoner! Oh Awe Inspiring One! Oh All Bountiful One! Oh Watched! Oh Favourably Answering One! Oh Ample One! Oh All Wise! Oh Most Affectionate One! Oh Most Glorious One!
    يا حفيظ يا مقيت يا حسيب يا جليل يا كريم يا رقيب يا مجيب يا واسع يا حكيم يا ودود
    يا مجيد
    (6) Oh Sender Forth! Oh Witness! Oh Truth! Oh Guardian! Oh Very Strong One! Oh Very Firm One! Oh Very Next Adjoining One! Oh All Praiseworthy One! Oh Teller! Oh Originator! Oh Aider!
    يا باعث يا شهيد يا حق يا وكيل يا قوى يا متين يا ولى يا حميد يا محصي يا مبدى يا معين
    (7) Oh Vivifier! Oh Death Causing One! Oh Living One! Oh Ever Self-Existent One! Oh Perceiver! Oh Glorious One! Oh Sole One! Oh One! Oh Eternal One! Oh Able One! Oh Able One!
    يا محى يا مميت يا حى يا قيوم يا واجد يا ماجد يا واحد يا احد يا صمد يا قادر يا مقتدر
    (8) Oh Putter Forward! Oh Postponer! Oh First! Oh Last! Oh Externally Evident One! Oh Interior (hidden) One! Oh Adjoining One! Oh High Exalted One! Oh Good! Oh Repenter (of wrath)! Oh Benefactor!
    يا مقدم يا موخر يا اول يا اخر يا ظاهر يا باطن يا والى يا متعالى يا بر يا تواب يا منعم
    (9) Oh Taker of Vengeance! Oh Ever Pardoning One! Oh Most Indulgent One! Oh Owner of the Kingdom! Possessor of Majesty and Honour! Oh Lord! Just Distributor!
    الملك ذو الجلال والاكرام يا رب مقسط [sic] يا منتقم يا عفو يا روف يا ملك
    (10) Oh Uniter! Oh Independent One! Oh Maker Independent! Oh Giver! Oh Hinderer! Oh Hurtful One! Oh Advantageous One! Oh Light! Oh Road Guide! Oh Contriver! Oh Enduring One! Oh Inheritor! Oh Right Guider! Oh Long-suffering One!
    يا جامع يا غني يا مغني يا معطى يا مانع يا ضار يا نافع يا نور يا هادى يا بديع يا باقي
    يا وارث يا رشيد يا صبير

    There are some schematic floral motifs spread over the ground.

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