Inscription: Arabic; transliteration: "sana`a Muhammad bin Mahmud"; translation: "Muhammad ibn Mahmud made it"; signs of the Zodiac written in Arabic
صنعه محمد بن محمود
Made by Muhammad son of Mahmud.
1935, purchased in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1936, accessioned by the Museum
Dearborn, MI. Arab-American National Museum. "Arab American National Museum Long Term Loan," June 1, 2006–May 31, 2009, no catalogue.
Allan, James. Nishapur: Metalwork of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982. pp. 92-93, ill. fig. 140 (b/w).