A Mughal jade calligraphic Pendant
Lot 227
A calligraphic jade Amulet (Ta'wiz) India, Mughal or Deccan, 17th-18th Century
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,600 - 10,000
Auction Details
A Mughal jade calligraphic Pendant
Lot Details
A calligraphic jade Amulet (Ta'wiz)
India, Mughal or Deccan, 17th-18th Century
of cartouche shape, with engraved calligraphic inscriptions within a double-lined floral border on both sides
6.2cm. (max. width)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Property of a Gentleman.

    The inscriptions read: Qur'an, sura XXI, al-Anbiya, part of verse 87; and on the other side, the nada 'ali quatrain including invocations to God and Muhammad.

    Inscribing astrological, religious or magical inscriptions on an object's surface comes from the Muslim belief that the surfaces of natural materials bear signs of the mystic properties they possess.
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