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Oval bezel amulet 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

    Pale organge chalcedony; bezel, bevelled towards the front; oval. Four lines separated by straight lines formed by elongation of a ligature or return of a final loop. Cursive script; engraved.

    (1) 'In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Behold, We sent it down on the Night of Power; بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم انا انزلناه في ليلة القدر
    (2) And what shall teach thee what is the Night of Power? The Night of Power is better than a thousand وما ادريك ما ليلة القدر خير من الف
    (3) months; in it the angels and the Spirit descend, by the leave of their Lord, شهر تنزل الملئكة والروح فيها باذن ربهم
    (4) upon every command. Peace it is, till the rising of dawn.' (Qur. XCVII) من كل امر سلام هى حتي مطلع الفجر

    On the ground, there are some isolated dots or groups of dots. One line follows the shape of the gem.

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