On lid, in Persian, in nasta’liq
'The person who became fortunate from eternity
Who chose seeking knowledge,
Seeking knowledge became an obligation for you'
Around the body, in Persian, in thuluth
'O you! who benefited from knowledge
And from the grace of your deeds, became beneficent
And in patronage/security of deeds you [became] like ….
It is from this very [deed] that you managed [your affair]'
Followed by a repeat of the first couplet.
On the base: 'the year 1160 AH (1747-8 AD)'