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Qur'an of Ibrahim Sultan

Calligrapher:
Ibrahim Sultan
Object Name:
Non-illustrated manuscript
Date:
dated A.H. 830/A.D. 1427
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 8 in. (20.3) W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number:
13.228.2
Not on view
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 is said to have copied at least five manuscripts of the Qur'an and to have composed the calligraphic inscriptions for two schools he established in Shiraz.
Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1913; gifted to MMA)
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Mohammedan Decorative Arts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930. p. 68.

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 73.

Aanavi, Don. "Devotional Writing: "Pseudoinscriptions" in Islamic Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 26, no. 9 (May 1968). p. 355, ill. fig. 4 (b/w).



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