Brass inlaid with silver, with engraved decoration
On socket: animated kufic (undeciphered)
On edge of shoulder: naskhi: "to the owner, honor and logevity and praise and sublimeness and piety and benevolence and abunance and generosity and favors and brightness and superior knowledge and fulfillment of life." (translated by Dr. Nihad çetin (Istanbul University), see Esin Atil, "Two Il-Hanid Candlesticks at the University of Michigan."
On base: floriated kufic (undeciphered)