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Octagonal bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription and leaf 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

    Topaze covered on the frontal face by a coat of glass; bezel, bevelled towards the front; rectangular with cut angles; back angle cut, frontal angle rounded. Three lines of cursive script (nasta`līq), separated by elongated ligature in the first line, and by elongated return of the loop in the second line; with dots. A date beneath.

    (1) Fault servant, dervīsh عبد مذنب درويش
    (2) His servant Muṣṭafā عبده مصطفى
    (3) b. Murtaḍā Jawīsh (sergeant) ابن مرتضى جاويش
    1130/1717-18 ١١٣٠

    There are some small schematic leaves, spread on the ground. One line follows the shape of the gem.

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