Lot 41: Three Inscribed Islamic Rings
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: 17th-18th century(?)
A lot of three inscribed Islamic rings.
First, a ring inscribed Pul [partly legible] in a provincial script. This ring follows the style and format of Ancient Javanese rings, and the inscription is perhaps meant to be ornamental.
Second, a ring inscribed al-abd Hajji in Naskh script (the servant Hajji). This ornamental gold ring with inscription is made of a dish bezel with punched circles framing the inner medallion with inscription. Similar punched circles form a decorative pattern along on the hoop with engraving.
Third, a ring inscribed ?Abdallah bin Yahya? in Thuluth script (?Abdallah son of Yahya?). The Thuluth script on this beautiful gold ring is a medieval style in calligraphy, meaning ?one third? and describes the type of writing, in which letters slope and are not complete to form an elegant and ornamental cursive script.
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Provenance: Private Continental European Collection, 1990s
Dimensions: Circumference 52.5 mm.; US size 6.25, UK size M [one of three]; circumference 64.5 mm.; US size 10.5, UK size U [two of three]; circumference 51.9 mm.; US size 6, UK size M [three of three]