Inscription: The border bands contain Qur'anic inscriptions written in naskh: the larger fragment (sura 1:6-7), followed by the "basmala" (the formula that opens all suras of the Qur'an except sura 9: bismallah al-rahman al-rahim, "In the name of God, the Clement, the Merciful"), and by the words "wa man" (meaning "and he who" probably the beginning of another section of the Qur'an) the smaller fragment contains the inscription (sura 2:255). --S. Carboni and T. Masuya, Persian Tiles,1993
Unknown(until 1908; sold to MMA)
Carboni, Stefano, and Tomoko Masuya. Persian Tiles. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 10b-c, p. 15, ill. (b/w).