The inscription consists of a call to God to bless Muhammad, 'Ali, Fatima, Hassan, Husayn, Zayn al-'Abidin and Muhammad Baqir.
These panels were obviously created to be a part of the door to a shrine or mosque. Safavid silver doors still survive at the entrance to the College of the Mother of the Shah in Isfahan and other buildings of the period. For a survey please see James W. Allan, "Silver Door Facings of the Safavid Period", Iran, vol.32, 1995. Although the style is very close to those of the Safavid period, the work on these examples, particularly the ring matted ground, make a 19th century Qajar date much more probable.