Incident In A Mosque (Painting, Recto; Text, Verso), Folio 77R From A Divan (Collected Works) Of Hafiz, Left-Hand Side Of A Double Page.
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Signed by Shaykh Zada, Persian (active 1st half of 16th century)
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
Work Type
manuscript folio
c. 1530
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Tabriz
Safavid period
Physical Descriptions
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
folio: 29 x 18.2 cm (11 7/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Stuart Cary Welch, Jr., Contootook, NH, (by 1999), gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1999.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr.
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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

Subjects and Contexts

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Verification Level

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