Illuminated Frontispiece of a Bustan of Sa`di

Calligrapher Sultan Muhammad Nur Iranian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455

This manuscript of the Bustan of Sa’di is composed of fifty-one folios including the frontispiece and a leather binding. It was likely copied in Herat, but it was illustrated for an Uzbek patron several years later, probably in Bukhara in the 1530s. The calligrapher, Sultan Muhammad Nur, also worked on the 1524–25 manuscript of the Khamsa of Nizami, several folios of which are in the Museum’s collection.

Illuminated Frontispiece of a  Bustan of Sa`di, Sultan Muhammad Nur (Iranian, ca. 1472–ca. 1536), Folio: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Binding: Leather

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