Seal Ring

Location: Iran

Materials: black jade, wheel cut; mounted in silver ring with gilding and niello inlay

Dimensions: 2.9 x 2.2cm (seal)

Accession Number: TLS 2786

Other Notes:

At the centre of the seal is, ‘Piri (?), a slave of Sultan Murad’; around it is a Persian  couplet. The bezel bears a benedictory text in Persian, and on its underside, in square Kufic (negative) and repeated twice, ‘Ya, Ya ‘Ali’.