Incorrect Username, Email, or Password
This object does not yet have a description.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Attributed to Qadimi, Persian (active 16th century)
Horseman and Running Page (painting, verso; calligraphy, recto), folio from an album
Work Type
album folio
c. 1560
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Mashhad
Safavid period
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
sheet: 38.5 x 27 cm (15 3/16 x 10 5/8 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Louis Cartier Collection, Paris (by 1933-1958). John Goelet, New York (by 1958), gift; to the Fogg Art Museum.

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
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art

The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.

Publication History

  • Maurice Sven Dimand, A Guide to an Exhibition of Islamic Miniature Painting and Book Illumination, exh. cat. (Portland, ME, 1933), p. 37, fig. 26
  • Maurice Sven Dimand, The Exhibition of Islamic Painting and Book Illumination in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Apollo (1934), vol. 19, pp. 200-205, p. 205
  • Ernst Grube, Muslim Miniature Paintings from the XIII to XIX Century from Collections in the United States and Canada, exh. cat., Neri Pozza Editore (Venice, 1962), p. 84
  • Stuart Cary Welch, Wonders of the Age: Masterpieces of Early Safavid Painting, 1501-1576, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), no. 79
  • Marianna Shreve Simpson, Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), pp. 51, 68-69, no. 22, ill.
  • Jon Thompson, ed., Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Iran, 1501 - 1576, exh. cat., Skira (New York, 2003), p 130, fig 4.38
  • Abolala Soudavar, "The Patronage of the Vizier Mirza Salman", Muqarnas (Leiden, Boston, 2013), vol. 30, pp. 213-234., Page 228/Figure 16
  • Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity (London, Thames & Hudson, 2021)., pp. 298-299, no. 25

Exhibition History

  • Diverse are their Hues: Animals in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/18/1984 - 02/09/1985
  • Early Safavid Painting 1501 - 1576, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/21/1987 - 04/12/1987
  • Eyes to the East: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Art Given by Harvard Graduates, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/1990 - 11/25/1990
  • Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-76, Palazzo Reale, Milan, 03/10/2004 - 06/27/2004
  • Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, 10/21/2021 - 02/20/2022

Verification Level

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at