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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Muhammad Qasim, Persian
Lovers' Dalliance
Work Type
mid 17th century
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Isfahan
Safavid period
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
13 x 21.5 cm (5 1/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Grace Nichols Strong, Francis H. Burr and Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Funds
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art

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Publication History

  • Phyllis Ackerman, Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art, exh. cat., Iranian Institute (New York, NY, 1940), p. 210
  • 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. 137, fig.122
  • The Miniature in Persian Art: Arts Club of Chicago, April 9 through May 9, 1923, exh. cat., Arts Club of Chicago (Chicago, 1963), no. 123
  • Anthony Welch, Shah 'Abbas and the Arts of Isfahan, exh. cat., Asia Society Museum (New York, NY, 1973), p. 88, fig. 61
  • Marianna Shreve Simpson, Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), pp. 102-103, no. 39, ill.
  • Eleanor Sims, Boris I. Marshak, and Ernst Grube, Peerless Images: Persian Painting and its Sources, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven; London, 2002), p. 246, fig. 162
  • Yvonne Tan, "Strolling Through Isfahan: Seventeenth Century Paintings from Safavid Iran", The Asian Art Newspaper, ed. Sarah Callaghan, Sarah Callaghan (London, 2010), Vol. 13, Issue 6, p.13-14, article p. 13-14, image p. 13

Exhibition History

  • Unidentified Exhibition, Arts Club of Chicago, 1963, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, 01/01/1963 - 12/31/1963
  • The Heavenly Court: Persian Poetry and Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/09/1985 - 03/31/1985
  • The Sensuous and the Sublime: Representations of Love in the Arts of the Middle East and Southern Asia, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/07/2001 - 12/30/2001
  • From Rhubarb to Rubies: European Travelers to Safavid Iran, 1550-1700, Houghton Library, Cambridge, 05/08/2008 - 08/20/2008
  • Re-View: S231 (Islamic rotation: 4) Strolling Through Isfahan: Seventeenth-Century Paintings From Safavid Iran, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/08/2010 - 06/13/2010

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