Signature: Abd al-Majid al-faqir bi tarikh-i Shawwal, 1176 A.D./ April 1763
Inscription: In Arabic. Translation by H. McAllister: "Written by the humble slave Abd al Majid the poor in th early days[?] [of the] month of Shawwal, year 1176 [A.D. April 1763]"
Annette E. Sagaphi, New York (until 1946; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Celestial Pen: Islamic Calligraphy," September 28, 1982–February 7, 1983, no catalogue.
Schimmel, Annemarie. "Islamic Calligraphy." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., vol. 50, no. 1 (Summer 1992). p. 50, ill. fig. 60 (b/w).