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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Mystical Journey
Work Type
album folio
c. 1650
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Isfahan
Safavid period
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black ink and opaque watercolor, bordered with gold on off-white paper
12.5 x 25.2 cm (4 15/16 x 9 15/16 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

Anthony Welch, Shah 'Abbas and the Arts of Isfahan, exh. cat., Asia Society Museum (New York, NY, 1973), pp. 92-93, repro.

Bernard Lewis, Islam and the Arab World: Faith, People, Culture, Random House (New York, 1976), p. 262

Marianna Shreve Simpson, Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), pp. 10, 98-99, no. 37, ill.

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), p. 76, fig. 80

Raphael Jospe, Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages, Open University of Israel (Raanana, Israel, 2006), p. 258, fig. 2

Ladan Akbarnia and Chanchal Dadlani, The Tablet and the Pen: Drawings from the Islamic World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), cover (detail) and fig. 3

Exhibition History

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

Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimages, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/06/1991 - 06/09/1991

The Ottomans and their Contemporaries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/21/1992 - 05/17/1992

The Tablet and the Pen: Drawings from the Islamic World, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/18/2006 - 07/23/2006

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