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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.673
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Book Cover and Flap
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript cover
Date
16th century
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran
Period
Safavid period
Culture
Persian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216087
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Stamped and découpé leather and painted lacquer
Dimensions
30.48 x 9.21 cm (12 x 3 5/8 in.)
Frame: 54.6cm x71.8cm (21 1/2 x 28 1.4 inches)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr.
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.673
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Exhibition of Islamic Objects, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, 01/28/1972 - 02/28/1972

Islamic Art From the Collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/1974

The Heavenly Court: Persian Poetry and Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/09/1985 - 03/31/1985

A Sea in a Jug: The Welch Collection of Art from the Islamic World and Later South Asia, Colby College Museum of Art, 02/20/2020 - 11/01/2020

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