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Oval bezel amulet 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 (but the front face is very slightly rounded), bevelled towards the front; oval; a little damaged. Two lines of cursive script (nasta`līq), separated by the elongatin of the return of the loop of yā’ in the word '`Alī'; engraved.

    (1) God, Muḥammad [or God is praised], `Alī, الله محمد است على
    (2) Fāṭima, Ḥasan, Ḥusayn فاطمه حسن حسين

    Above the word Ḥusayn, there is a small decorative motif consisting of two short vertical strokes crossed in the centre by a slightly longer horizontal stroke. One line follows the shape of the gem.

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