Inscription band, in Arabic, foliated Kufic script, across center: al-sultan 'adud al-din Inscription band, in Arabic, foliated Kufic script, around inner rim, "Presented to his most illustrious Majesty, the magnificent Sultan, Alp Arslan, may God prolong his reign, by order of the Queen of the Age, the cynosure of women of estate. The work of Hasan al-Kashani in the year four hundred and fifty nine.'
by 1934, with Arthur Upham Pope, said to have come from a private Russian collection, unnamed; 1934, purchased by the MFA from Arthur Upham Pope.(Accession Date: February 1, 1934)
Martha Silsbee Fund
Persian, Seljuk, dated 459 (H.), equivalent to A.D. 1066/7; possibly a modern forgery