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Octagonal bezel seal with nasta’liq inscription and linear 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

    Cornelian; bezel, unbevelled; rectangular with cut angles; back angle cut. The surface is divided into a rectangular central ground (A) and four segments around it (B 1-4). Script ensemble in the central ground (A) and one script ensemble in every segment (to be read from the inferior segment onwards (B 1-4); cursive script, with dots.

    A- His servant Ḥasan عبده حسن
    B- (1) Oh my God, by the rectitude of existence اى بارخدا بحق هستي
    (2) Send me for help six things شش چيز مرامدد فرستي
    (3) Knowledge, practice, liberality علم عمل فراخ دستي
    (4) Faith, security and health ايمان امان تندرستي

    One line follows the shape of the gem.

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