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A fine Mughal gem-set inscribed jade pendant, North India, 18th/19th century
 
the jade pendant of lobed form, one side inlaid with gold and highlighted with inset foil-backed green stones and diamonds with a crescent moon amongst floral and bird motifs, the reverse featuring an incised calligraphic medallion within an inscribed border, gold floral motifs along the edges, with a green and metal-thread necklace
pendant: 5 by 5.8cm. 
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Catalogue Note

inscriptions:

In the centre: The Shahada
In the borders: The nada ‘Ali quatrain, followed by: 'There is no youth [as brave as] ‘Ali, no sword [as sharp as] dhu’l-faqar
And invocation to God as: ‘O the Judge of needs! O Sufficient of necessities! O the Healer of ailments!’

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