Islamic conical clay stamp

circa 10th-13th Century CE

Islamic Museum of Australia

Islamic Museum of Australia

This clay seal with floral design is a typical example of a seal. Seals were used as ‘signature’ to authenticate and identify a person’s written deed and to issue authority. Seals were also made of carved semi precious stones, usually with calligraphy or intricate patterns depending on the wealth and status of the person.


  • Title: Islamic conical clay stamp
  • Date Created: circa 10th-13th Century CE
  • Physical Dimensions: 3.8cm x 2.4cm
  • Medium: Clay

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