Seal of Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
Object Name: Carnelian Seal
Dimensions: 2.3 mm (H) x 15.1 mm (L) x 11.1 mm (W)
Medium: camelian stone,pigment
Registration Number: QNM.2011.836.1
This oval shaped, semi-precious carnelian seal, belonged to the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, former ruler of Qatar (1972-1995). The seal is inscribed with his name in Arabic 'Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani'.
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