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Heart-shaped bezel amulet with thuluth inscription and concentric circle 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

    Brownish jasper; bezel, bevelled towards the front; oval, pointed on the inferior side. The inscription is found on the central ground which has the shape of a pointed oval (A), within two concentric lines, and on the border (B), surrounded on its outer edge by two lines following the shape of the gem. In the central ground (A): one line, in relief on hatched ground; in the border (B): one line, engraved. Cursive script.

    A - Committing himself to God المتوكل على الله
    B - 'In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Say: "He is God, One, God the Everlasting Refuge, who has not begotten, and has not been begotten and no one is equal to Him." ' (Qur. CXII) Oh Guardian! بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم قل هو الله احد الله الصمد لم يلد ولم يولد ولم يكن له كفوا احد يا

    In the border (B) there are groups of dots.

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