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Square bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription and spiral 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; square; frontal angle cut. Ensemble of cursive script (nasta`līq), without dots. A date beneath.

    His servant Shukr Allāh عبده شكر الله

    1191[?] /1777-8 [؟] ١١٩١

    There is a large spiral, with groups of strokes, covering the ground. One line follows the shape of the gem.

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