17th century (stone); 19th century (mount)
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.