Left-Hand Page of a Double-Page Illumination with Text from an Unidentified Manuscript :: Iran :: circa 1550 :: Manuscript Illumination; Bookmanuscriptalbum, Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 11 18 x 14 78 in.
Qur'an of Ibrahim Sultan Date: dated A. 1427 Geography: Iran, probably Shiraz Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; leather binding Dimensions: H. cm) Spine: 1 in. cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art
The opening spread of this Koran is richly illuminated, with the first two lines of the surah al-Fatihah (the Opening). Iran, probably Shiraz. Thuluth, naskh and kufic scripts. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.