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Bracelet setting with 14 oval bezel amulets and inscription

  • loan


    • 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).

    IV - In enamelled metal settings; seven red glass (?) bezels on the top side (A) and seven red glass (?) bezels on the bottom side; (B); the bezels are shaped as ovals pointed in the middle of the top side. One word on every glass element; cursive script; engraved.

    A - (1) All Knowing عليم
    (2) Praising (God) حامد
    (3) broken broken
    (4) Lauded محمود
    (5) Compassionate رحيم
    (6) Distributing قاسم
    (7) Prophet بشير

    B - (1) Director (or Administrator ?) [مدير [مدبّر؟
    (2) Ever Opener فتاح
    (3) Warner نذير
    (4) . . . ? مرمل
    (5) Y-S (Qur. XXXVI/1) Ṭ-H (Qur. XX/1) يس طه
    (6) Guardian حافظ
    (7) Praised (or Muḥammad) محمد

    One line follows the shape of each piece.

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