The Beloved Arrives At Midnight (Painting, Recto; Text, Verso), Folio 54 From A Manuscript Of The Divan Of Anvari
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.117.54
People
Ascribed to Shiva Das, Indian
Title
The Beloved Arrives at Midnight (painting, recto; text, verso), folio 54 from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Divan of Anvari
Alternate Title: "A Sleeping Youth Awakened on the Arrival of a Messenger"; Folio 54 from a Divan of Anwari, copied for Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605)
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: 15.4 x 14 cm (6 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Aquisition 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
1960.117.54
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions

Label Text: Anvari's Divan: A Pocket Book for Akbar, written 1984
1. The Beloved Arrives at Midnight
Attributed to Shiva Das
From a Divan-i Anvari, folios 54a & 53b, dated A.H. 996/A.D. 1588, written at Lahore
Gift – John Goelet, formerly collection of C. W. Dyson Perrins 1960.117.1

Exhibition History

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

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Verification Level

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