Signature: In the colophon: signed and dated by Sultan `Ali Mashhadi [see Inscriptions].
Inscription: - Signed on the last page: the lowliest slave Sultan `Ali Mashhadi -- may his sins be forgiven -- served in the writing of these (fortunate, blessed or happy, blissful) verses in the last third of the blessed month of Ramadan, 905 A.H. [late April 1500] in the capital Herat; then the remark in shikaste, dated 1300 A.H.  that this is really in the handwriting of the "leader of calligraphers" Sultan `Ali. (Trans. by Annemarie Schimmel, 1985)
- Inscribed on lacquer binding, a dedication and a seal with the date A.H. 1300. The binding bears at its inner border identical Persian verses with a very complicated rhyme:
Thousand thanks that this colorful album from its beginning
To its end has reached as the heart of the friend wanted it
It is a beautiful album: never in the course of time
The checkered sky saw such an album
The nau-khatt (either "those who just learn writing" or "those with a fresh down") of Tibet and Khalk have taken the script (or "the blackness") from it
The pretty ones of Barbary and Barda` have taken lessons from it.
The pages were painted like the picture-house of Mani
And evident with clear meanings like the "moon of Muqanna`"
Their niceties (are) like pretty-faced beloveds
Who have hidden their cheeks in a veil and put their faces in a burqa`.
(Trans. by Annemarie Schimmel, 1985)