Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 19

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ..."In the art of cutting carnelians Mulana Ibrahim is the pupil of his brother Sharaf of Yazd. He surpasses the ancient engravers: and it is impossible to distinguish his riqa and nasta'liq from the masterpieces of the best caligraphers. He engraved the words la'I jalali, or the glorious ruby, upon all imperial rubies of value."' It is said that Dara Sheko, instead of the sacred name of God, adopted the Hindu name Pralhu (Lord), which the Hindus consider holy, and he had his name engraved in Hindi letters upon rings of diamond, ruby, emerald, &c.2 It is a source of amazement to some persons to learn that diamonds have ever been engraved; but the phrase "diamond cut diamond" is merely founded on the fact which is exhibited in the ordinary cutting of diamonds by mutual attrition. Selected "hard" points can grave the surfaces of other diamonds with no great difficulty. List of Recorded Cases of Rubies and Diamonds engraved with the Names or Titles of the Mogul Emperors of India and the Shahs of Persia. Dates of engraving are added, so far as they are known. Kcbies. Shah's (mentioned by Chardin): --Sheik Safvi, 14th century. Timub's, or Thkone: --Timur (1402-1409). Shah Eukli (King of Khorassan, 1397-1446). Ulugh Beg (King of Samarcand, 1446-1449). Akhar (Mogul Emperor, 1556-1605). Shah Abbas (Shah, of Persia, 1582-1627). Jiihangir (Mogul Emperor, 1605-1627). Shah Jahan, Sahib Kiran Sani (Mogul Emperor, 1628-1658: A.h. 1044, A.d. 1634. Aurangzeb, Alamgir Shah (Mogul Emperor, 1658-1707). Ahmad Shah (King of Cabul, 1747-1773). Lady Cabew's (133J carats), in possession of Lady Carew: --Akbar (Mogul Emperor, 1556-1605). Jahangir (Mogul Emperor, 1605-1627); A.h. 1021, A.d. 1612. Shuh Jahan, Suhib Koran Sani ( more

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  • English
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