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TLS 2070
TLS 2070

Large Seal

TLS 2070

Iran

12th century AD

TLS 2070

Large Seal

TLS 2070

Iran

12th century AD

copper alloy, cast and gilded; inscription on back inlaid in niello

inscribed in Kufic and naskh scripts

4.6cm (diameter); 2cm (height)

At the centre of the seal is a lion attacking a quadruped, framed with a band enclosing an Arabic sayings.  The back bears a niello-inlaid inscription naming ‘Umar ibn Abi Bakr ibn Muhammad al-Jawzjani, followed by a short prayer.