Seal; quartz, bright-orange carnelian. Oval cabochon with flat base and bevelled sides. Elaborately ornamented angular script.
- Made in: Iran (Iraq)
- (Asia,Middle East,Iran)
- Length: 20 millimetres
- Width: 15 millimetres
- Thickness: 4 millimetres
Inscription Positionone side
Inscription Translation1. Muḥammad
2. ‘Alī al-Ḥasan al-Ḥusayn ‘Alī Muḥammad Ja‘far Mūsā ‘Alī Muḥammad ‘Alī al-Ḥasan al-Ḥujja.
Muḥammad and the 12 imāms.
Published: Reinaud, M., Monumens Arabes Persans et Turc du Cabinet de de M. le Duc de Blacas, 2 vols Paris 1828, np. 85, p. 196 Grohmann, A Arabische Palaeographie 2 vols. Vienna 1971 , II p. 163 fig. 148
2011 31 Mar-4 Jul, Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 'Le Genie de L'Orient'
2003 22 Mar-25 May, University of Melbourne, Ian Potter Museum of Art, 'Mightier than the Sword'
25 May 1999
Round white label with blue edge stuck on back with number `A 85.'Traces of black greasy dirt in engraved detail.
Swabbed and brushed engraved surface with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol).
- A45 (attached paper label)
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Object reference number: RRM32329
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