The manuscript is signed by Ruzbihan Muhammad al-Tab'i al-Shirazi, a Shirazi calligrapher and illuminator of the first half of the 16th century. His masterpiece is an undated Qur'an in the Chester Beatty Library, which he copied as well as illuminated (Inv. MS. 1588; David James, Qur'ans and Bindings from the Chester Beatty Library, London, 1980, No.58, pp.77-79). For other manuscripts including two Qur'ans by this very accomplished artist in the Khalili collection, see David James, After Timur, London, 1991, pp.144-160.
A large fine Qur'an attributable to Ruzbihan Muhammad sold at Sotheby's, London, 5 October 2010, lot 26.