Necklace with pendant that reads "Bismillah" (In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful") in arabic Kufic calligraphy. Cut by hand on 5 x 5cm copper, plated with hammered gold plated.
Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and consists of a modified form of the old Nabataean scrip. Kufic developed around the end of the 7th century in Kufa, Iraq, from which it takes its name, and other centres. Until about the 11th century it was the main script used to copy Qur'ans.
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