Manuscript Of The Divan Of Anvari, Copied For Emperor Akbar (R. 1556-1605)
recto © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.117
Title
Manuscript of the Divan of Anvari, copied for Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605)
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript
Date
1588
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, Pakistan, Lahore
Period
Mughal period
Culture
Indian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Painting with text; ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
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
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions

Label Text: Anvari's Divan: A Pocket Book for Akbar, written 1984
16. The Fogg Divan-i Anvari, opened to the last two pages, ending with the colophon:
“This elegant copy was completed at the hand of the sinful slave who hopes for God’s mercy…(name obliterated) – may God forgive them both (i.e., the scribe and his father, whose name must have been among the lost words) – in the city of Lahore at the beginning of Dhu'l-qa'da 996 (September 22, 1588).
Folios 354a & 353b 1960.117

Exhibition History

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

Related Works
Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted