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Oval bezel amulet with thuluth inscription

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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, bevelled towards the front; oval; the back angle is cut. Three lines separated by straight lines formed by elongation of a ligature or return of a final loop. Cursive script; engraved.

    (1) 'In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Say: "Oh unbelievers, I serve not بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم قل يايها الكافرون لا اعبد
    (2) what you serve and you are not serving what I serve, nor am I serving what you have ser- ما تعبدون ولا انتم عابدون ما اعبد ولا انا عابد ما عبد
    (3) ved, neither are you serving what I serve. To you your religion, and to me my religion!" ' (Qur. CIX) تم ولا انتم عابدون ما اعبد لكم دينكم ولى دين

    One line follows the shape of the gem.

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