10 October 2006
AN INSCRIBED NEPHRITE JADE TALISMANIC PENDANT
PROBABLY IRAN, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY
Of flat oval form with attachment loop above, the face elegantly carved with bands of nasta'liq in a central lozenge flanked by spandrels containing similar script
2¼in. (6cm.) wide
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The central inscription comprises Qur'an II (sura al-baqara):255, the "Throne verse", surrounded by a call to God to bless "The Fourteen Innocents".
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