Inscriptions inside and outside date it as a unique piece of the Mamluk Sultan al-Malik al-Mansur Qala'un (r. 1279-90). The outside inscription has been altered, probably within a few decades, and presents the name of a later ruler.
Edward Jackson Holmes (b. 1873 - d. 1950), Topsfield, MA; 1950, by inheritance to his wife, Mrs. Edward Jackson (Mary Stacy Beaman) Holmes (b. 1875); 1950, gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1950)
Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes