Folio 261(text, recto and verso), from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari

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Folio 261(text, recto and verso), from a manuscript of the Divan of Anvari, 1588
Alternate Title: "A Group of Women Astonished by the Amorous Behavious of Saddled Asses Grazing ouside a City"; Folio 264 from a Divan of Anwari, copied for Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605)
Series/Book Title: Divan of Anvari
Manuscript Folio
16th century
Mughal period
Creation Place: Lahore, Pakistan
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
folio: 14 x 7.7 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet, formerly in the collection of Louis J. Cartier
, 1960.117.261
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
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 113-115/figure 11

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 191, 243

Exhibition History
Anvari's Divan: A Pocket Book for Akbar, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/07/1984 - 03/28/1984
Diverse are their Hues: Animals in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/18/1984 - 02/09/1985
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