Inscription: Definition: Arabic
Translation: "In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful!...Abu el Abbas. El Mu'tadid billah, Commander of the Faithful. May God fulfill for him that which he commands. In the year 282 (A.D. 895 )."
Marking: See link panel.
Emil Brugsch-Bey, Cairo (until 1890; sold to Baker); George F. Baker, New York (1890; gifted to MMA)
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Mohammedan Decorative Arts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930. p. 208.