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LOT 1647

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 330 - 440
USD ($) 390 - 520

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£243 (EUR 269; USD 318) (+bp*)

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Islamic Hardstone Seal with Qur'anic Verses

19th century AD

A square hardstone seal, engraved with four Qur'anic verses in large thuluth script: 'The word from a Merciful Lord (for them) is: Peace! / And We raised him to high station. / Help from Allah and present victory. / Lo! It is from Solomon, and Lo! It is in the name (of Allah).' 14.1 grams, 42mm (1 1/2"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; formerly with Mahboubian Gallery, London, UK; formed in the 1970s and 1980s; accompanied by a copy of a previous auction catalogue where this piece appeared as lot 259.