This fine and lavishly illuminated Qur’an was very probably executed in Shiraz in the 1570s or 1580s. Three Qur’ans in the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum in Istanbul offer very close comparables. All have high quality and exuberant illumination indicating princely commissions. All of these Qur'ans are attributed to Shiraz between 1570 and 1580, the opening carpet-page with its unusual lavender-blue medallions, the layout of the pages and style of scripts as well as the final falnama prayers are echoed in cat.82 (dated 1580-81), cat.81 (dated 1576-77) and cat.85 (dated circa 1580) (respectivly, 1400. Yilinda Kur’an-I Kerim, exhibition catalogue, Istanbul, 2012, cat.82, pp.324-327, cat.81, pp.322-323, cat.85, pp.332-333). The added marginal markers on our manuscript are Ottoman Turkish and can be dated to the 18th century – an illustration that this important manuscript was highly prized by its owner and embellished more than a century after its production in southern Iran.