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Oval bezel amulet with nasta‘liq inscription and floral decoration

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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

    Yellow-grey chalcedony; bezel, bevelled towards the front; oval. Three lines separated by straight lines formed by elongation of the return of the two final loops. Cursive script (nasta`līq); in relief.

    (1) Call upon `Alī, the manifestor of miracles. Thou shalt find him a help [sic] ناد عليا مظهر العجائب تجده عونا في
    (2) unto thee in adversities. All care and grief shall vanish لك [في] النوائب كل هم وغم سينجلى
    (3) by thy holiness, oh `Alī, oh `Alī, oh `Alī بولايتك يا على يا على يا على

    There are some four-petalled flower heads spread over the ground. One line follows the shape of the gem.

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