A group of Seals and talismanic Pendants Persia, 15th-17th Century(11)
Lot 95
A group of Seals and talismanic Pendants Persia, 15th-17th Century(11)
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,000 - 6,700
Auction Details
Lot Details
A group of Seals and talismanic Pendants
Persia, 15th-17th Century
Comprising three 15th century personal seals and four talismanic ones bearing prayers, invocations and magic, and four others
the largest 8.5 x 8.4 cm.(11)

Footnotes

  • Inscriptions:

    1) Heart-shaped pendant: 15th-16th century, talismanic, in positive
    On one side: Qur'an, chapter II (al-Baqara), part of verse 255.
    On the other side: The remaining part of chapter 255, followed by Qur'an, chapter XVII (al-Isra'), verse 45, followed by the basmala and a few of God's attributes, such as: bism allah al-shafi 'In the name of God, the Healer'. The last part worn and not deciphered.

    2) Oval pendant; 16th-17th century, talismanic, in positive:
    On one side: Qur'an, chapter CXII (al-Ikhlas)
    On the other side: The nada 'ali quatrain.

    3)Oblong pendant: 16th-17th century, in nasta'liq, talismanic, in positive: Call to God to bless 'The Fourteen Innocent'

    4)Square pendant: 15th-16th century, talismanic in positive: Names of the twelve Imams.

    5) Oblong pendant: talismanic, in five lines in crude hand, in positive: Undecipherable word, most probably Magic.

    6) Round jade seal: 15th century, with the name: Husayn bin ..... Mahbub

    7) Round jade (worn) seal: 15th century, with the name: Ibrahim bin Dawud

    8) Round carnelian seal: 15th century, with the name: Haji Husayn bin Muhammad
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