Dara Shikoh With Sages
recto © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1968.47
People
Attributed to Payag, Indian ( active mid-17th century)
Title
Dara Shikoh with Sages
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Prince Dara Shikoh Conversing with Sages
Classification
Albums
Work Type
album folio
Date
c. 1635
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh, Agra?
Period
Mughal period
Culture
Indian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
actual: 36.7 x 25.1 cm (14 7/16 x 9 7/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Eric Schroeder in honor of John Coolidge
Accession Year
1968
Object Number
1968.47
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Milo Cleveland Beach and Stuart Cary Welch, The Grand Mogul: Imperial Painting in India, 1600-1660, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA, 1978), Page 166-167/Figure 63

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), page 90/figure 97

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), page 146-147

Studies In Islamic and Later Indian Art From the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), page 32/figure 7

"Darshan: In the Company of the Saints", Speak The Truth, ed. David Mc Mullen, Darshan 86 (South Fallsburg, NY, May 1994), page 6

Exhibition History

Portraiture in Iran and India, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/09/1983 - 02/01/1984

Divinely Inspired: Images of Mystics and Mendicants, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/16/1999 - 03/29/1999

Re-View: S231 (Islamic rotation: 3) Sacred Spaces: The World of Dervishes, Fakirs and Sufis, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/06/2009 - 01/03/2010

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted