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Inscription: Transliteration: al-Zahir (Fatimid Caliph, ruling 1021-1035 A.D.) (CKW)Marking: Carved in low relief around base, Arabic transliteration:
[ Kouchakji Frères, New York, until 1947; sold to MMA]
McNab, Jessie. "A Selection from the Gustavius A. Pfeiffer Collection." In Chess: East and West, Past and Present. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968. no. 4.
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