The text here is the hilyeh of the Prophet in the centre with the names of the four Rightly Guided Caliphs around it. In the vase is the bismallah and the tughra reads 'Muhammad Shafi'i, God's Mercy be upon him'. The name Muhammad Shafi'i and the fact that from his epithet it is clear that he is dead, may indicate that this panel comes from a madrasa of the teachings of the famous Imam Shafi'i (d. AH 204/819-20 AD).
Annemarie Schimmel has suggested that the image of feet, as depicted here, are effigies of the Prophet's sandals (ni'al-i sharif), especially valued because the Prophet touched them on the apex of the divine throne during his heavenly journey. They are often seen depicted in mosques and tombs (Toby Falk (ed.), Treasures of Islam, Geneva, 1985, p. 97).