Day Of Judgment, Folio From A Manuscript Of The Falnama (Book Of Omens) Of Ja Far Al-Sadiq
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.302
People
Attributed to Aqa-Mirak, Persian ( 16th century)
Title
Day of Judgment, folio from a manuscript of the Falnama (Book of Omens) of Ja far al-Sadiq
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Judgment Day, folio from Shah Tahmasp Safavi's “Falnama”
Series/Book Title: Falnama
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
c. 1555
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Tabriz
Period
Safavid period
Culture
Persian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
sight: 58.5 x 43.7 cm (23 1/16 x 17 3/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr.
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.302
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 69

Mary McWilliams, "Welch Gift of Indian, Iranian, and Turkish Art to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum", Apollo, ed. David Ekserdjian, Apollo Magazine Limited (London, England, December 2000), vol. CLII no. 466, pp.12-14, Page 12-14/Figure 2

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, Spring 2000), pp. 32-33

Exhibition History

Calligraphy and the Arts of the Book, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/25/1993 - 01/30/1994

Falnama: The Book of Omens, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, 10/24/2009 - 01/24/2010

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted