Manuscripts and documents
mercury, resin, silk, iron & cinnabar
10 mm (Height); 110 mm (Diameter)Order this image
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
An iron box containing a seal made from cinnabar, possibly from India. It h as five rows of Arabic writing with a faint border made up of dots and lines. 'A seal with Arabic characters - Indian (?)' (Christie's entry).
Purchased in 1986 by the National Heritage Memorial Fund from Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale (1924-2000). Gifted to the National Trust in 1987 by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
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[five rows of Arabic script]