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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 224

    TWENTY INSCRIBED HARDSTONE SEALS AND TALISMANS

    TIMURID AND SAFAVID IRAN, 15-17TH CENTURIES

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    TWENTY INSCRIBED HARDSTONE SEALS AND TALISMANS
    TIMURID AND SAFAVID IRAN, 15-17TH CENTURIES
    Comprising twenty hardstone seals of circular, oval rectangular and drop form, one with silver mounts, all with inscriptions in naskh or nasta'liq, some with small chips
    Largest 1 5/8in. (4cm.) across (20)


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    The lot includes nine talismanic seals, bearing quotations from the Qur'an, the shahada, the nada 'ali quatrain, the names of the twelve Imams and prayers, one dated 1068 (AD 1657-8)

    The personal seals are all 15th-16th seals with the names: Sayyid 'Ali ibn Taj al-Din, Ahmad ibn Iranshah, Hidayatullah, Muhammad Baqir 'Amu, Mahmud ibn 'Abd al-Ghani, Mu'min, Muhammad ibn 'Alikhan. Two are dated: one with the name Bahlul dated 928 (AD 1521-2) and the other with the name 'Isa dated 912 (AD 1506-07).

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