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Anvari Entertains in a Summer House (painting, verso; text, recto), folio 109 from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari

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Attributed to Basawan
Indian (16th century)
Anvari Entertains in a Summer House (painting, verso; text, recto), folio 109 from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari, 1588
Series/Book Title: Divan of Anvari
Alternate Title: Anwari Entertains on a Tree-top Platform, Folio 109b from a Divan of Anwari, copied for Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605)
Manuscript Folio
Indian
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16th century
Mughal period
Creation Place: Lahore, Pakistan
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
folio: 13.8 x 7.5 cm (5 7/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet, formerly in the collection of Louis J. Cartier
, 1960.117.109
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
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Bibliography
Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), p. 96, fig. 96

Elizabeth L. Katz, Themes and Foundations of Art, West Publishing Company (St. Paul, 1995), fig. 5-7, pg. 215, color

Paula Henderson and Adam Mornement, Treehouses, Frances Lincoln Limited (London, 2005), pp. 44

Valerie Smith, Tadashi Kawamata: Berlin Tree Huts, exh. cat., Revolver Publishing (Berlin, Germany, 2009), p. 6, ill.

Exhibition History
Anvari's Divan: A Pocket Book for Akbar, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/07/1984 - 03/28/1984
Akbar's India: Art from the Mughal City of Victory, Asia Society Galleries, New York, 10/10/1985 - 01/05/1986; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/24/1986 - 03/16/1986
Paintings for Emperors, Rajs, and Sultans, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 09/19/1987 - 11/21/1987
Five Masters of Persian and Indian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/11/1992 - 03/09/1992
An Imperial Vision. The Art of Mughal India, 1526-1658, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/17/1992 - 12/06/1992
Earthly Paradise: Gardens in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/08/1993 - 08/22/1993
The Enlightened Eye: Gifts from John Goelet, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/12/2000 - 05/07/2000
Where Traditions Meet: Painting in India from the 15th-17th Centuries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/05/2003 - 12/07/2003
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