Inscription: Arabic; "(a)laihum ajma'in"; "upon all of them"; according to Annemarie Schimmel, 11/90, this is most probably the end of a blessing formula for the Prophet Muhammad and the imams.
[ Folsom Galleries, New York, until 1911; sold to MMA]
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