Folio 172 (Text, Recto And Verso), From A Manuscript Of The Divan Of Anvari
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.117.172
People
Attributed to Mahesh, Indian
Title
Folio 172 (text, recto and verso), from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Divan of Anvari
Alternate Title: "A Gardener Plucking Blossoms while another digs with a Spade"; Folio 172 from a Divan of Anwari, copied for Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605)
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
text
Date
1588
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, Pakistan, Lahore
Period
Mughal period
Culture
Indian
Location
Level 2, Room 2590, South Asian Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
folio: 13.97 x 7.62 cm (5 1/2 x 3 in.)
Provenance
Louis J. Cartier collection. John Goelet, New York, NY, (by 1960), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1960.
Acquisition 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
1960.117.172
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Annemarie Schimmel and Stuart Cary Welch, Anvari's Divan: A Pocket Book for Akbar: a Divan of Auhaduddin Anvari, copied for the Mughal emperor Jalaluddin Akbar (r. 1556-1605) at Lahore in A.H. 996 A.D. 1588 now in the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1983), page 85-87/figure 4

Michael Brand, Akbar's India: Art from the Mughal City of Victory, exh. cat., Asia Society Galleries (New York, NY, 1985), Page 67 &142-143/Figure 27

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 184, 243

Exhibition History

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

Akbar's India: Art from the Mughal City of Victory, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/24/1986 - 03/16/1986; Asia Society Galleries, New York, 10/10/1985 - 01/05/1986

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