Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Browse: 753 objects

Reference URL


Send e-mail

Contact us about this object

Send e-mail

Send to a friend

Rectangular bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription

  • loan


    • currently in research collection

Objects are sometimes moved to a different location. Our object location data is usually updated on a monthly basis. Contact the Jameel Study Centre if you are planning to visit the museum to see a particular object on display, or would like to arrange an appointment to see an object in our reserve collections.


Publications online

  • Islamic Seals and Talismans by Ludvik Kalus

    Catalogue of Islamic Seals and Talismans

    Red jasper; bezel, bevelled towards the front (but only bery slightly); rectangular. Two lines of cursive script (nasta`līq), with dots, and a date. Between two lines, there is the number 10 in the loop of the shīn. In Persian.

    (2) I am happy at my good fortune 10 نازم به بخت خويش ١٠
    (1) Because I am the slave of Muḥammad كه غلام محمد ام
    1140/1727-8 ١١٤٠

    There are some small leaves, consisting of simple strokes, spread over the ground. One line follows the shape of the gem.

    This could be a seal from the period of the Mughal emperor Nāṣir al-dīn Muḥammad (1131-61/1719-48), the number 10 designating the tenth year of his rule.

© 2013 University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum