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Folio 172 (text, recto and verso), from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari

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Attributed to Mahesh
Indian
Folio 172 (text, recto and verso), from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari, 1588
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)
Manuscript Folio
Indian
,
16th century
Mughal period
Creation Place: Lahore, Pakistan
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
folio: 13.97 x 7.62 cm (5 1/2 x 3 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet, formerly in the collection of Louis J. Cartier
, 1960.117.172
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
,
Bibliography
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, Asia Society Galleries, New York, 10/10/1985 - 01/05/1986; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/24/1986 - 03/16/1986
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