Ibrahim Sultan (1394–1435), grandson of Timur and governor of Shiraz, was a patron of the book arts and an accomplished calligrapher in his own right. This Qur'an manuscript, executed in an elegant naskh script, was written by the ruler himself, signed and dated to June 1427
Illuminated Manuscript, Koran, Incipit, Walters Art Museum, Ms W.563, fol. 9b This large-format, illuminated Timurid copy of the Qur’an is believed to have been produced in Northern India in the ninth century AH / fifteenth CE.
The surahs (chapters) in this Koran are written in a combination of six lines of naskh in a text panel, with a line of thuluth above and below and surah headings in kufic set apart in illuminated panels. Iran, probably Shiraz. 1336-1354 A.D. 21.9 x 14.3 cm. Thuluth, naskh and kufic scripts. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.