The three names of God are:
ya qadir (O The Able One!), ya samad (O The Absolute!) and ya majid (O The Most Glorious One!)
Of the original presumed ninety-nine, a number of other examples of these have been published. Four were on the London art market in 1981 (Geza Fehérvári and Yasin Safadi, 1400 years of Islamic Art, exhibition catalogue, London 1981, nos. 54a-d), four others are in the Linden Museum Stuttgart (Johannes Kalter, Linden-Museum Stuttgart - Abteilungsführer, Islamic Art, Stuttgart 1987 p.29, fig.25) while a further four have been in these Rooms (20 October 1992, lots 159 and 160; 26 April 1994, lots 387 and 388). A further unpublished group is in the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Each contains one of the ninety-nine names of God. It seems probable that the group formed an upper decorative feature on a Safavid shrine, a theory supported by the small lugs at the base of each. Four very similar but slightly larger trefoil panels were offered in these Rooms 16 October 2001, lot 322.