Calligraphy Containing Qur'anic Verses
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1958.193
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Calligraphy containing Qur'anic Verses
Classification
Calligraphy
Work Type
calligraphy
Date
19th century
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran
Period
Qajar period
Culture
Persian
Location
Level 3, Room 3620, University Gallery 3
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
36.83 x 24.77 cm (14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet
Accession Year
1958
Object Number
1958.193
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

40 Years On... Donations by John Goelet: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings, Miniatures and Calligraphy, Tankas and Mandala, M. T. Train / Scala Books (New York, NY, 2000), page 149, 234

Exhibition History

Islamic Art: Drawings, Calligraphies and Objects, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/29/1983 - 09/25/1983

Line and Space: Calligraphies from Medieval Islam, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/02/1984 - 05/28/1984

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

The Enlightened Eye: Gifts from John Goelet, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/12/2000 - 05/07/2000

Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c. 1600–1900, Michael C. Carlos Museum of Art, Atlanta, 08/28/2010 - 12/05/2010; Asia Society, New York, 10/07/2008 - 02/08/2009; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 11/03/2007 - 02/03/2008

Verification Level

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