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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1958.187
People
Calligraphy by Mir `Ali Haravi, Persian (Calligrapher, active late 15th to first half of 16th century)
Title
Verses Praising the Ascetic Life, calligraphy by Mir `Ali Haravi, with elaborate figural paintings in the border by an unknown artist, folio from an album for Emperor Jahangir
Classification
Albums
Work Type
album folio
Date
c. 1540
Places
Creation Place: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara
Period
Mughal period
Culture
Persian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/212672
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
42.23 x 26.35 cm (16 5/8 x 10 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Mir 'Ali al-Havari
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet
Accession Year
1958
Object Number
1958.187
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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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 57, 59/Figure 11

Gauvin Alexander Bailey, The Jesuits and the Grand Mogul: Renaissance Art at the Imperial Court of India, 1580-1630, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C., 1998), page 34/figure 28

40 Years On... Donations by John Goelet: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings, Miniatures and Calligraphy, Tankas and Mandala, M. T. Train and Scala Books (New York, NY, 2000), page 199, 244

David Roxburgh, The Persian Album, 1400 - 1600: from Dispersal to Collection, Yale University Press (New Haven, 2005), p 12/fig 14, p 308

Alan Chong, ed., Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour, Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore, 2016), pp. 78, fig. 10

Exhibition History

Birds, Beasts and Calligraphies, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/11/1981 - 09/29/1981

Geometry of the Spirit: Islamic Illumination and Calligraphy, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/30/1988 - 06/26/1988

Sewn Together With Peace of Mind, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/29/1997 - 06/08/1997

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

The Continuous Stroke of a Breath: Calligraphy from the Islamic World, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 12/20/2003 - 07/18/2004

32Q: 2590 South and Southeast Asia, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/14/2015 - 11/03/2015

A Colloquium in the Visual Arts , Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2021 - 01/02/2022

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 am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu