Anillo persa de oro con el sello de turquesa
Refined and stunning 18k gold Ring – Persian goldsmith – faithful reproduction of a model dating back to the era of the Seljuk empire, which dominated from the XI to the XIII century the area that extends from the Hindu Kush (mountain range between Afghanistan and Pakistan) until to Eastern Anatolia, also including ancient Persia.
The processing of the frame shows the skill and mastery of the goldsmith to use different techniques, from the notch to the cantilever, with anthropomorphic depictions on both side of the bezel ring. Last but not least, a beautiful signet-seal made with a natural turquoise – matrix stone veining. The inscriptions in the Arabic language, may bear both the owner’s name, or prayers addressed to God’s glory. Arabic calligraphy is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy based on the alphabet. It is known in Arabic as khatt (Arabic: خط), derived from the word ‘line’, ‘design’, or ‘construction’.
Worn by women and men, these last bring with them especially seals, rings were given away by the caliphs to their dignitaries and concubines, but also exchanged within the family as a gift to the different members.
Measures seal in stone 1.1 x 0.7 cm