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Oval bezel amulet with naskhi inscription and floral decoration

  • loan


    • currently in research collection

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  • Islamic Seals and Talismans by Ludvik Kalus

    Catalogue of Islamic Seals and Talismans

    Cornelian backed with transparent glass of the same colour and thickness; bezel, double bevelled; oval. Five lines placed inside elongated compartments with single-lobed or trilobed lateral sides. Cursive script; engraved.

    (1) 'In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    (2) Say: "O unbelievers, I serve not what you serve قل يا ايها الكافرون لا اعبد ما تعبدون
    (3) and you are not serving what I serve, nor am I serving ولا انتم عابدون ما اعبد ولا انا عابد
    (4) what you have served, neither are you serving what I serve. ما عبدتم ولا انتم عابدون ما اعبد
    (5) To you your religion, and to me my religion!" ' (Qur. CIX) [sic] لكم دينكم وليدين

    There are some schematic floral motifs spread over the ground.

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