Arabic inscriptions in thuluth script. On neck, Quran 24:35 (the Verse of Light); on body, name of Karim al-Din (retired in 723 AH, 1323 AD). Translation: "This is one of the objects that has been made for the blessed monastery-fortress constructed by the Servant longing for God, His High Excellency Karim al-Din. May [God make] eternal [his glory]."
1937, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Topsfield, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1937)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes