In Praise Of The Simple Life (Painting, Verso; Text, Recto), Folio 316 From A Divan Of Anvari
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.117.316
People
Unknown Artist
Title
In Praise of the Simple Life (painting, verso; text, recto), folio 316 from a Divan of Anvari
Other Titles
Alternate Title: "A King Visiting a Hermit"; Folio 318b from a Divan of Anwari, copied for Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605)
Series/Book Title: Divan of Anvari
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
1588
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, Pakistan, Lahore
Period
Mughal period
Culture
Indian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
folio: 13.9 x 7.6 cm (5 1/2 x 3 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet, formerly in the collection of Louis J. Cartier
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.117.316
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Exhibition History

Anvari's Divan: A Pocket Book for Akbar, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/07/1984 - 03/28/1984

The Enlightened Eye: Gifts from John Goelet, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/12/2000 - 05/07/2000

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Verification Level

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