Square Talisman

jade, in enamelled-gold mount set with a small ruby

inscribed in thulth script

2.2 x 2.5cm (stone); 3.5cm (height, mount)

The Safavid stone in inscribed with the Ayat al-Kursi (surah al-Baqarah, II, verse 255). It is mounted in an enamelled-gold mount of the Qajar period.