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It's the Day for the Garden! (painting, recto; text, verso), folio 173 from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari

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Ascribed to Mahesh
Indian
It's the Day for the Garden! (painting, recto; text, verso), folio 173 from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari, 1588
Series/Book Title: Divan of Anvari
Alternate Title: "A Gardener Plucking Blossoms while another digs with a Spade"; Folio 173 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: 13.97 x 7.62 cm (5 1/2 x 3 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet, formerly in the collection of Louis J. Cartier
, 1960.117.173
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
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Bibliography
Michele de Angelis and Thomas W. Lentz, Architecture in Islamic Painting: Permanent and Impermanent Worlds, brochure, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, Mass, 1982)

Annemarie Schimmel, Terres d'Islam: Aux Sources de l'Orient Musulman, Maisonneuve et Larose (Paris, France, 1994), Pg. 156

Richard C. Foltz, Frederick Denny, and Azizan Baharuddin, ed., Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, Mass, 2003), cover

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 86

Exhibition History
Earthly Paradise: Gardens in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/08/1993 - 08/22/1993
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
Courts and Countryside: Islamic Paintings from the 14th through the 17th century, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/21/1999 - 08/22/1999
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