Inscription: On neck: Verse from the Qur'an, ch. 24 "Surat al-Nur" ('The Light'), beginning of verse 35. "God is the light of the heavens and the earth. The semblance of His light us that of a niche in which is a lamp."
(Translation from al-Qur'an by Ahmed Ali, 1984, p. 301)
On body: 'That which was made for his excellency, the exalted, the lord, the royal, the well-served Sayf al-Din Qawsun, the Cupbearer of al-Malik al-Nasir."
On foot: "The work of the poor slave [of God] Ali ibn Muhammad al-Barmaki[?], may God safeguard him."
(Translation by Stefano Carboni, Glass of the Sultans, 2001, pp. 232-33)
On body: "Of what was made by order of his Excellency, the Exalted, the Lord, the Sovereign, the Well-Served, As-Seifi, Kusun-el-Saki, the King, the Victorious."
On base: "Work of the poor slave Ali ibn Muhammad al-Ramaki (or Zamaki)."
(Translation by N. Martinovitch)
On body: "This is one of the objects made for His High Excellency, our Lord, the Royal, the Well-Served, Saif-ad din Qausun, the cup-bearer of al Malik an Nasir."
(Translation by L.A. Mayer in Saracenic Heraldry, 1933, p. 186)
On foot: "Made by the humble servant Ali son of Muhammed son of Makki (MK) God have mercy upon him."
(Translation by H. McAllister(?), 1954)