Inscription: Arabic; translations:
-Around lower part of neck: "Work of Barr (?) ibn al -Hajji Jaldak, slave (or disciple ) of Ahmad ad-Daki, engraver of Mosul in the year 623".
-Around shoulder (partly obliterated): "Glory, Prosperity, fortune, Happiness..."
-Graffito on bottom: "Dar `Afif al Muzaffari, House of `Afif Al-Muzzaffari." (Trans. FED)
Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
-Lower part: "Continuous glory, everlasting prosperity, peaceful life, perfect health, lasting dominion, luxuriant life, ascending good luck, effectual authority, purposeful good omen, and perfection... to its owner."
-Below neck: "Glory, victory, dominion, dignity, good health, security, virtue, blessing, good health, sufficiency, restfulness, continuance, virtue, pride, happiness, victory over enemies, and forgiveness to the end of (his) life."
-Lower part of neck: "Made by `Umar bin al-Hajji Jaldak, the page of Ahmad al-Zaki al-Naqqash al-Mawsili in the year 623."