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

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

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.

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.


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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.

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.

Timurid leather tooling, seen in the Islamic Art Museum in Istanbul. One of the high points of the book arts...

Timurid leather tooling, seen in the Islamic Art Museum in Istanbul. One of the high points of the book arts...

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.

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.

This illuminated manuscript is volume 3 of a work on the duties of Muslims toward the Prophet Muhammad known as al-Shifāʾ by ʿIyāḍ al-Yaḥṣubī (d. 544 AH / 1149 CE) Origine Magreb

This illuminated manuscript is volume 3 of a work on the duties of Muslims toward the Prophet Muhammad known as al-Shifāʾ by ʿIyāḍ al-Yaḥṣubī (d. 544 AH / 1149 CE) Origine Magreb

A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF, YEMEN OR PERSIA, MAMLUK OR ILKHANID, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF, YEMEN OR PERSIA, MAMLUK OR ILKHANID, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

Bookbinding, 17th century, Turkey Culture: Islamic, Medium: Leather; stamped and gilded, Fletcher Fund, 1975

Bookbinding, 17th century, Turkey Culture: Islamic, Medium: Leather; stamped and gilded, Fletcher Fund, 1975

Illuminated Manuscript Koran, The left side of a double-page illumination , Walters Art Museum Ms. W.577, fol.2a by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts.

Illuminated Manuscript Koran, The left side of a double-page illumination , Walters Art Museum Ms. W.577, fol.2a by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts.

A LARGE QUR'AN LEAF IN MUHAQQAQ SCRIPT ON PINK PAPER, EGYPT, MAMLUK, CIRCA 728 AH/1327 AD | lot | Sotheby's

A LARGE QUR'AN LEAF IN MUHAQQAQ SCRIPT ON PINK PAPER, EGYPT, MAMLUK, CIRCA 728 AH/1327 AD | lot | Sotheby's

Collection of poems (divan), Double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Manuscript W.636, fol. 2b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Collection of poems (divan), Double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Manuscript W.636, fol. 2b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

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