23 October 2007
A LARGE SAFAVID ENGRAVED HAEMATITE OCTAGONAL TALISMAN (BAZUBAND)
IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
The face with a very elegant nasta'liq inscription, set within a silver mount with chamfered reverse, two scrolling hinged attachment loops on the reverse
2¼in. (5.4cm.) high
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The inscription here is from the Qur'an, Sura al-qalam, LXVIII, 51-52.
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