Qur'an of Ibrahim Sultan

Calligrapher Ibrahim Sultan Iranian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455

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.

Qur'an of Ibrahim Sultan, Ibrahim Sultan (Iranian, 1394–1435 Shiraz), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; leather binding

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