Dara Shikoh with Sages

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Attributed to Payag
Indian (active mid-17th century)
Dara Shikoh with Sages, c. 1635
Alternate Title: Prince Dara Shikoh Conversing with Sages
Album Folio
17th century
Mughal period
Creation Place: Agra?, Uttar Pradesh, India
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
actual: 36.7 x 25.1 cm (14 7/16 x 9 7/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Eric Schroeder in honor of John Coolidge
, 1968.47
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. Please contact the curatorial department listed above for more information.
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

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

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

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