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    A Mughal Silver, Turquoise, and Agate Armband with Engraved Calligraphy
    3-1/8 inches wide (7.9 cm) (three mounts, excluding strand)

    Innermost smaller ovals are engraved with Kuranic verses, while the outer area bears the Names of Allah and the Shiite Muslim names of Holy Fourteen and 12 Imans: i.e. Ali, Hasan, Hussain, Ali, Mohammed, Jaafer, Moise, Ali, Mohammed, Ali, Al Hasan, Almehdi. Two red heart-shaped agates are each surrounded by 14 turquoise beads. The side pieces bear similar Arabic engravings: "Mohammed Nabi Allah Ali Wali Allah". Translation: "Mohammed is Prophet of Allah, Ali is the Saint of Allah". These two end pieces are attached to the cord/string which helps in wearing the amulet.


    Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000.

    Condition Report*: In good condition, strand probably of a later vintage than mounts.
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    29th-30th Friday-Saturday
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