A Seljuk garnet-inlaid niello, silver and gold Ring
Persia, 12th/ 13th Century
the hexagonal bezel claw-set with a negative kufic inscription, the sides of the bezel with scrolling arabesques and stippling, the shoulders and shanks with applied gold decoration forming arabesque-filled trefoils and diamond shapes, the underside of the bezel with an ogival medallion
2.8 cm. high
The inscription comprises the name of Abu'l-Fath.