Heavenly Joys Come To Earth (Painting, Recto; Text, Verso), Folio 243 From A Manuscript Of The Divan Of Anvari
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.117.243
People
Attributed to Khem Karan, Indian
Title
Heavenly Joys Come to Earth (painting, recto; text, verso), folio 243 from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Divan of Anvari
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
1588
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, Pakistan, Lahore
Period
Mughal period
Culture
Indian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
folio: 14 x 8 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)
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
1960.117.243
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Asia Society, The Art of Mughal India: Painting & Precious Objects, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1963), Page 162/Figure 4B

Anis Farooqi, Art of India and Persia, B. R. Publishing (New Delhi, 1979), p. 40, plate 51

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 101-103/figure 8

Samina Quraeshi, Lahore: The City Within, Concept Media Pte Ltd (Singapore, 1988), page 43

Bonnie Wade, "The Meeting of Musical Cultures in the 16th-century Court of the Mughal Akbar", The World of Music, Heinrichshofen Books (Berlin, Germany, 1990), vol. XXXII, no. 2, page 12/figure 4

Peggy Roalf, Looking At Paintings: Musicians, Hyperion Books for Children (New York, NY, 1993), page 12-13

Gloria Fiero, The Humanistic Tradition, Volume 4: The Age of the Baroque and the European Enlightenment, Brown & Benchmark Publishers (Madison, WI, 1995), page 88/figure 23.21

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 188, 243

Exhibition History

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

The Music Room, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/1984 - 11/11/1984

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

Where Traditions Meet: Painting in India from the 15th-17th Centuries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/05/2003 - 12/07/2003

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