Incident In A Mosque (Painting, Recto; Text, Verso), Folio 77R From A Divan (Collected Works) Of Hafiz, Left-Hand Side Of A Double Page.
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.300.2
People
Signed by Shaykh Zada, Persian ( active 1st half of 16th century)
Title
Incident in a Mosque (painting, recto; text, verso), folio 77r from a Divan (collected works) of Hafiz, left-hand side of a double page.
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Divan of Hafiz
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
c. 1530
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Tabriz
Period
Safavid period
Culture
Persian
Location
Level 2, Room 2550, Art from Islamic Lands
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
Dimensions
folio: 29 x 18.2 cm (11 7/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch, Jr., Contootook, NH, (by 1999), gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1999.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr.
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.300.2
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions

Label Text: Early Safavid Painting 1501 - 1576, written 1987
Episode in a Mosque
From the Divan (The Collected Works) of Hafiz
Inscribed: done by Shaykh Zadeh
Persian, Safavid, Tabriz, ca. 1536 – 37
Opaque watercolor on paper
Private Collection
718.1983

Label Text: Recent Acquisitions in Islamic and Indian Art, written 2000
Shaykh Zada
Incident in a Mosque
Folios 76v and 77r from a manuscript of the Divan
(Collected Works) of Hafiz Inscribed: Made by Shaykh Zada
Iran, Safavid period, ca. 1526-27
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Gift of Stuart Cary Welch, Class of 1950
1999.300

Label Text: The Heavenly Court: Persian Poetry and Painting, written 1985
29. An Incident in a Mosque
From a Divan of Hafiz
By Shaykh Zadeh
Iran, Isfahan, ca.1520
Private Collection 718.1983

Publication History

Stuart Cary Welch, Persian Painting: Five Royal Safavid Manuscripts of the Sixteenth Century, George Braziller (New York, 1976), pp 64, 65/ plate 16

Basil Gray, Persian Painting, Skira (New York, NY, 1977)

Michele de Angelis and Thomas W. Lentz, Architecture in Islamic Painting: Permanent and Impermanent Worlds, brochure, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, Mass, 1982)

A. M. Kevorkian and J.P. Sicre, Les Jardins du desir: Sept siecles de peinture persane, Phebus (Paris, France, 1983), pp138

Johann Christoph Burgel, ed., Orientalisches Mittelalter: Reflections on angels past and present and true stories of how they touch our lives, Academic Publishing Company (Wiesbaden, 1990), P. 273

Michael Cook, Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought, Cambridge University Press (U.K.) (Cambridge, England, 2000), Cover

Afghanistan: une histoire millenaire, exh. cat., Fundació la Caixa (Paris, France, 2002), page 57, 178/figure 147

Michael Cook, Forbidding Wrong in Islam, Cambridge University Press (U.K.) (Cambridge, UK, 2003), Cover

Farid al-Din Attar, Layli Anvar, and Michael Barry, Le Cantique des Oiseaux: illustré par la peinture en Islam d’orient, Diane de Selliers (Paris, 2012), p. 266, ill. p. 267.

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, Spring 2000), pp. 31-32

Exhibition History

The Heavenly Court: Persian Poetry and Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/09/1985 - 03/31/1985

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