Inscription: Definition: Persian
Transliteration: Bida'at nayawurdam illa umid Khudaya zi 'afw-am makun naumid Katabahn al'abd Muhammad Harawi mashhur bi Sirri fi sanat sitta wa-thalathin wa-tis'oni'a
Translation by Wheeler Thackston, 3 April, 1987: I have brought no goods except hope: O God, make me not to despair of thy forgiveness. Written by Muhammad Harawi, known as Sirri in the year 936
Marking: See additional card.
Sotheby's, London (British), May 22-23, 1986, no. 388, to Ahuan; [ Ahuan Islamic Art, London, 1986; sold to MMA]
"May 22–23, 1986." In Fine Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. London: Sotheby's, London, 1986. no. 388, pp. 198-199, ill. p. 198 (color), folio 104b.
Welch, Stuart Carey. "Islamic Art; A Safavid Pierced Steel Plaque." Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1986–1987; The Metropolitan Museum of Art vol. 44 (1986–1987). p. 8, ill. (color).