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Collection: Indian Art (1771)
Nataraja, Shiva as the Lord of Dance
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1930.331CCCC0
Ganesha
South India, Medieval period, Chola dynasty
1970.62CCCC0
Buddha Calling on Earth to Witness
Northeastern India, Bihar, Tetravan, Pala Period
1935.146CCCC0
Trident with Shiva as Half-Woman (Ardhanarishvara)
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1969.117CCCC0
Shiva and Parvati
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1961.94CCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Prince and Ascetics
attributed to Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1971.79CCCC0
Vishnu with Shri, and Bhu
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104CCCC0
Shri
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.1CCCC0
Vishnu
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.2CCCC0
Bhu
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.3CCCC0
Yoga Narashimha, Vishnu in his Man-Lion Avatar
South India, late Chola Period
1973.187CCCC0
Parshva
Central India, 9th century
1961.419CCCC0
Shah Jahan
Hashim (Indian, active 1598-c.1650)
1920.1969CCCC0
Head of Buddha
Northern India, Mathura, Gupta Period
1963.504CCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: Sakra Summons Harinegamesin
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.4CCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: Harinegamesin Moves the Embryo
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.5CCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: King Siddhartha Rises and Bathes
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.7CCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: Siddhartha Hears the...
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.8CCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: Mahavira's Tonsure
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.16CCCC0
Teaching and Liberation of Nemi, from the Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, late 15th-early 16th century
1932.119.19CCCC0
Birth of Parshva to Queen Vama, from the Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, late 15th-early 16th century
1932.119.20CCCC0
Serpents Protect Parshva from the Flood, from the Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, late 15th-early 16th century
1932.119.21CCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: Sthulabhadra as a Lion
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.24CCCC0
Standing Buddha
Northeastern India or Nepal, Gupta/Licchavi period
1968.40CCCC0
Lovers (Mithuna)
India, Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho, Medieval period, Candella dynasty, 11th century
1982.64CCCC0
Antelope and deer hunt
Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1939.66CCCC0
Plate with a Scene of Revelry
Northwestern India, possibly Tanesara Mahadeva, Gupta period
1972.71CCCC0
Jina (Tirthankara)
India, Rajasthan, Medieval period
2001.88CCCC0
Dancing Ganesha
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho, early 11th Century
1961.93CCCC0
Shiva as Slayer of the Elephant Demon
South India, Tamil Nadu, early Chola Period, 11th century
1962.164CCCC0
Rooster
India, Mughal, 17th century
1944.501CCCC0
Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father Jerome Xavier
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145CCCC0
Mary ascends the stairs to the temple, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.9.aCCCC0
The Flowering of Joseph's Rod, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.11.bCCCC0
The Annunciation, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.15.aCCCC0
Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.24.bCCCC0
The place of Jesus’s birth, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds)...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.25.bCCCC0
The Adoration of the Shepherds, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.30.aCCCC0
The Adoration of the Magi, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of...
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, Mughal period
2005.145.36.bCCCC0
Simeon Kneels in Front of Mary and Jesus After Recognizing Them, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.40.aCCCC0
John the Baptist recognizes Christ by the appearance of a dove, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.50.bCCCC0
Angels bring food to Jesus in the wilderness, from a Mirror of Holiness ...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.55.aCCCC0
Jesus being awakened during a tempest on the Sea of Galilee, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.77.aCCCC0
Mary Magdalene presents ointment to Jesus, from a Mirror of Holiness ...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.102.bCCCC0
Salome Receiving John the Baptist's Head on a Platter, from a Mirror of...
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, Mughal period
2005.145.112.bCCCC0
Jesus writes on the ground, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds)...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.130.bCCCC0
Jesus being portrayed by King Abgar’s painter, from a Mir’at al-quds of...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.143.aCCCC0
The Flagellation, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.182.aCCCC0
Vajrapani
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1971.14CCCC0
Shri Raga
India, Rajasthan, Mewar, 17th century
1931.451CCCC0
Shiva and Devi on Gajasura's Hide
India, Pahari Hills, Basohli school, 17th century
1952.587CCCC0
Hookah Bowl
India, Mughal
1961.44CCCC0
Shiva Saint: Manikkavachakar
South India, Tamil Nadu, 12th-13th century
1967.148CCCC0
Shiva as Lord of Music
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1971.117CCCC0
Standing Shiva Mahadeva
Northern India, Kashmir, 8th century
1989.369CCCC0
Ladies Shooting from a Pavilion
India, Rajasthan, Kota school, 19th century
1955.48CCCC0
A Guardian of Shiva
Southwestern India, Karnataka
1964.369CCCC0
A feast in a pavilion setting
attributed to Muhammad Ali (Persian, active 1590-1620)
1920.1966CCCC0
Durga Destroying the Buffalo Demon
Northern India, Kashmir or Himachal Pradesh, 9th-10th Century
1982.45CCCC0
Dog with pups
India, Rajasthan, Ajmer, probably Sawar school, 18th century
1969.77CCCC0
Akshobhya: the Buddha of the East
Northeast India, Bihar, Kurkihar, Pala Period, 9th century
1970.10CCCC0
Mother Goddess
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Gupta Period, 5th-6th Century
1970.12CCCC0
Surya, the Sun God
India, Kashmir, early 8th Century
1965.557CCCC0
Personification of the Discus
Northeastern India, Bihar, Aphsad, early Pala period, 7th Century
1945.367CCCC0
Standing Buddha
Northern India, Sarnath, Gupta Period, 5th Century
1943.278CCCC0
Ravana Shaking Mount Kailasa
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Chandela Dynasty, 8th century
1971.173CCCC0
One-Faced Linga (Ekamukhalinga)
Eastern India, Bihar, Medieval Period, Pala Dynasty, 7th-8th Century
1973.73CCCC0
Fasting Buddha
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1986.70CCCC0
Temptation of Buddha by the Evil Forces of Mara
Northern India, Kashmir, 8th century
1971.18CCCC0
Oval portrait of a woman in a Chaghtai hat
India, Mughal, 18th century
1920.1967CCCC0
Monkey General Hanuman
South India, Chola period
1980.26CCCC0
Anthropomorph
India, Bronze Age
2004.31CCCC0
Lovers (Mithuna)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, Pratihara Dynasty, 10th Century
1962.165CCCC0
River Goddess Ganga
Northern India, Mathura, Vardhama Period, 6th-7th Century
1966.119CCCC0
Tuti-Nama (Tales of a Parrot)
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279CCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): First night: Khujasta kills the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.8.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fifth night: The wounded monkey...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.32.bCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.33.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fifth night: The monkey slain,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.33.bCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fifth night: The hunter throws...
attributed to Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.35.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fifth night: The hunter offers...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.36.bCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Seventh night: The parrot...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.43.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Seventh night: the darwish...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.46.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Seventh night: The king of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.46.bCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Eighth night: The parrot...
India, Mughal, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.51.bCCCC0
Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): The Twelfth Night: the street cleaner, on...
India, Mughal court, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.97.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fourteenth night: The origin of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.110.bCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the twenty-seventh...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.185.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-sixth night: The Raja of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.293.bCCCC0
Circumcision ceremony for Akbar’s sons, painting 126 from an Akbar-nama ...
attributed to Dharam Das (Indian, active c. 1580–1605)
1971.76CCCC0
Lovers Embracing
India, Popular Mughal School, probably done at Bikaner, Mughal Dynasty
1971.91CCCC0
Portrait of the Aged Akbar
attributed to Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1971.78CCCC0
Frieze with Dancer and Musicians
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, 10th century
1969.34CCCC0
Goddess Mahabhairavi
India, Himachal Pradesh, 11th century
1982.47CCCC0
Female Tree Deity with Attendant
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, 10th century
1967.202CCCC0
Drawing of an Elephant
India, Mughal School, early 18th Century
1969.65CCCC0
Sakhi Persuades Radha to Meet Krishna, from the "Lambagraon" Gita...
India, Pahari Hills, Kangra school, Lambagraon series, 19th century
1989.334CCCC0
The Birth of Krishna, from a Sursagar of Surdas
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Mewar school, early 18th Century
1984.65CCCC0
Celebrations of Krishna's Birth, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India, Jammu and Kashmir, Mankot, 18th century
1988.70CCCC0
The First Adventure of the White Horse, Page from the Khan Khanan's Razm...
India, Subimperial Mughal school, 17th century
1964.52CCCC0
Katar dagger
India, Mughal
1985.119CCCC0
Birth of the Buddha
Northeastern India, Bengal, Pala dynasty
1959.349CCCC0
Female torso
Northeastern India, Pala dynasty
2011.146CCCC0
Head of Vishnu
Northern India, Mathura, Gupta period
1942.498CCCC0
Monolithic Pillar
Northern India, Mathura, early medieval period, 7th-8th century
1938.14CCCC0
Durga Slaying Mahisha
India, Pahari Hills, Nurpur school, early 18th Century
1960.51CCCC0
Krishna Returns with the Cowherds to Braj, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India, Uttarakhand, probably Garhwal
1971.301CCCC0
Madhu Madhavi Ragini
Central India, Malwa
1925.1336CCCC0
Hindola Raga
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, late 18th century
1975.9CCCC0
Jahangir
India, Mughal, early 17th century
1944.496CCCC0
Walking Buddha
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1962.167CCCC0
Durga Slaying Mahisha
India, Pahari, Sirmur, 19th century
1955.667CCCC0
Krishna's Longing for Radha, from the Gita Govinda of Jayadeva
India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra, Lambagraon
1989.333CCCC0
Gaudi Ragini
India, Rajasthan, probably Jaipur, 18th century
1968.109CCCC0
Jain Ascetic Walking Along a Riverbank
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1967.244CCCC0
Prince Suraj Singh Rathor of Bikaner
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.188CCCC0
Krishna Exacts a toll from the Milkmaids, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Bikaner
2018.186CCCC0
A page from a Ragamala series: Sri Raga
Nasiruddin (Indian, active 1679–1700)
2018.193CCCC0
Five poses of Krishna making love, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Bikaner
2018.187CCCC0
Coin of Chandragupta II
India, Chandragupta II, Gupta Period, late 4th-early 5th century
1977.62CCCC0
Portrait of Maharaja Rai Singh of Bikaner (reigned 1574-1612)
Nur Muhammad (Indian, active c. 1580-1630)
1987.1100CCCC0
"Vasudeva Meets Nanda" from a Bhagavata Purana
India, Rajasthan, Bikaner, 17th century
2013.365CCCC0
Raja Anup Singh (r. 1669-98) receives a courtier
Ruknuddin (Indian, active c. 1666–97)
2018.191CCCC0
Ascetic Princess with Snakes in a Wilderness: Asavari Ragini, from a...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.190CCCC0
Lady Holding a Flower
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.194CCCC0
Maharaja Sri Anand Singhji and his consort
Ustad Murad (Indian, active 1700s)
2018.195CCCC0
Female Attendants
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1972.35CCCC0
Female Attendant Bearing a Lotus
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1972.35.1CCCC0
Female Attendant Bearing Fly-Whisk (Chauri)
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1972.35.2CCCC0
A marbled picture of Rustam catching Rakhsh
attributed to Shafi (Indian, active about 1650)
2013.286CCCC0
Green Parrot
India, East India Company School, 19th century
1972.285CCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha meeting
India, Provincial Mughal, Lucknow, 18th century
1939.164CCCC0
Falcon
India, Pahari, probably Jammu, 18th century
1968.42CCCC0
A prince riding a composite elephant
India, Golconda, Deccan, 16th century
2013.282CCCC0
Women playing at cross-dressing
India, Golconda, Deccan, 17th century
2013.290CCCC0
Toilette of Radha
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1953.245CCCC0
The Heroine Who Waits Anxiously for Her Absent Lover (Utka Nayika)
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1932.118CCCC0
Bodhisattva Maitreya: The Future Buddha
East India, Bengal, Pala period, 12th century
1982.48CCCC0
Girls Spraying Each Other at Holi
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Bikaner, 17th century
1971.83CCCC0
Kedara Ragini
Central India, Malwa school, 17th century
1960.116CCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Portrait of Asaf Khan
India, Mughal court, reign of Shah Jahan (1628-1658), Mughal Dynasty
1945.168CCCC0
Pendant
India, Mughal, Rajasthan, Jaipur, 18th century
1966.515CCCC0
Krishna's Insomnia, Page from a Rasikapriya
Central India, Malwa school, 17th century
1938.303CCCC0
Lover's Tryst
India, Rajasthan, Bundi Style, later half 18th century
1960.54CCCC0
Tiered Court Scene
Chitarman II (Indian, c. 1680–с. 1750)
1973.237CCCC0
Princess and attendant in trompe l’oeil window
Aqil Khan (Indian, active mid-1700s)
1955.297CCCC0
Gunakali Ragini
India, Rajasthan, probably Jaipur, 18th century
1954.261CCCC0
Ladies Shooting from a Pavilion
India, Rajasthan, Kota school, 19th century
1978.50CCCC0
Winged Atlas Figure
Pakistan, Gandhara, Gandhara period, 3rd century
2011.136CCCC0
Trikala Bhairava
Eastern India, Orissa, 11th-12th century
1958.208CCCC0
Roundel with Mermaids and Lotus
India, Bengal, Chandraketugarh area, Shunga period
2010.295CCCC0
Roundel
India, Satavahana Period, c. 1st century BC
2012.299CCCC0
Roundel
India, Satavahana Period, c. 1st century BC
2012.298CCCC0
Kali
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1956.7CCCC0
Padmapani Lokeshvara Seated on the Rock
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1971.20CCCC0
Raja Dalip Singh of Guler on a Dais
India, Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur
1960.49CCCC0
Radha Awaiting Reconciliation with Krishna, from a Gita Govinda of Jayadeva
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
1990.41CCCC0
Tiger Hunt of Ram Singh II
India, Rajasthan, Kota school, 19th century
1991.168CCCC0
Augury of the Crow (Vasakasajja Nayika)
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1989.337CCCC0
Hookah Bowl
India, Mughal
1969.287CCCC0
Dipak Raga, One of the Thirty-Six Melodies (Ragamala): Personifying Love
India, Pahari Hills, Basholi school, 17th century
1990.13CCCC0
Krishna Awaiting Radha
India, Pahari Hills, Guler school, 18th century
1936.685CCCC0
Ladies Celebrating Diwali
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, 18th century
1971.82CCCC0
Crowned Buddha Seated on a Lion Throne
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1989.367CCCC0
Standing Vishnu
Northern India, Mathura, late Gupta Period
1963.580CCCC0
Vidyadevi (Goddess of Learning)
India, Western Rajasthan, 10th-11th century
1972.152CCCC0
Head of Vishnu
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Vidisha, Gupta Period
1969.57CCCC0
Nanda and the Elders, page from a Bhagavata Purana
India, Mewar or Delhi/Agra region, pre-Mughal, 16th century
1960.53CCCC0
Seated Prince Smoking a Hookah
India, Pahari, Mankot, 18th century
1960.47CCCC0
A Young, Angry Heroine, Leaf from a Rasamanjari
India, Rajasthan, Mewar, 17th century
1960.52CCCC0
Kedara Ragini
Central India, Rajasthan, Malwa school, 17th century
1964.452CCCC0
Helmet
North India, 17th century
1919.62CCCC0
Portrait of an Aging Man
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler
1968.41CCCC0
Durga Killing the Demon Mahisha
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.103CCCC0
Maharao Chattar Sal (reigned 1758–64) of Kota in a Palanquin
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Kota
1989.344CCCC0
Kali Attacking Nisumbha
India, Pahari, possibly Guler, 18th century
1968.44CCCC0
Pomander
Indian, Mughal
1989.349CCCC0
Grotesque Dancers Performing
India, Subimperial Mughal period, early 17th Century
1971.88CCCC0
Vina
India, British Period
1918.346CCCC0
Buddha Calling the Earth to Witness
Northern India, Bihar, 11th-12th century
1965.27CCCC0
The Lovelorn Heroine, from a Sat Sai of Bihari
India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Garhwal or Guler
1971.86CCCC0
Jailer Receiving the Mahant of Tarakeshwar in Prison
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.105CCCC0
Powder horn
India, Mughal, 17th-18th century
1989.351CCCC0
Footed Platter
India, Mughal Dynasty
1976.73CCCC0
Pendant:  Krishna as Sri Nathaji
India, Udaipur, Nethdwara area, 19th century
1946.257CCCC0
No image available
A. Ramachandran (Indian, 1935-)
40.2017©
No image available
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
19.2019©
Bust of Tirthankara Rsabhanatha
Central India, Chandela Dynasty, 9th - 10th Century
1969.228CCCC0
Miniature Reliquary
Afghanistan, probably Begram, c. 1st-2nd Century
1977.70CCCC0
Vaishnava Devotee with Two Women
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.101CCCC0
Ganesha
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.166CCCC0
Ganesha-Janani (Mother of Ganesh)
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.169CCCC0
Markandeya Viewing Krishna in the Cosmic Ocean
Northern India, Jammu and Kashmir, Basohli, 17th century
1967.241CCCC0
Leaf from a Jain Manuscript: Kalpa-sutra: Text (recto); Leaf from a Jain...
Western India, Gujarat, Jain school, early 15th Century
1976.27CCCC0
The Goddess Kali
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.110.aCCCC0
Nitai and Gaur
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.154CCCC0
Hindu God Krishna Being Dressed in Women's Clothes for Spring Festival Holi
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, 18th century
1933.453CCCC0
Shiva Under Trees
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1960.48CCCC0
Radha's Hair Being Dressed
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1969.35CCCC0
Krishna Steals the Clothes of the Cowgirls (Gopis)
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.114.aCCCC0
Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.129.aCCCC0
Rama and Sita Enthroned with Lakshmana and Hanuman Attending
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.152CCCC0
Goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.150.bCCCC0
Cremation of the Demoness Putana, from a Krishna-Lila
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, 18th century
1984.4CCCC0
Mahant of Tarakeshwar Rides on an Elephant
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.104CCCC0
Vishnu and Lakshmi
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.132CCCC0
Kartikeya
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.151CCCC0
Radha and Krishna
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.156.bCCCC0
The Mutiny of the Heroine Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.146CCCC0
Ganesha
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.98CCCC0
Barber Cleaning a Woman’s Ear
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.117CCCC0
European Costume Scene
India, Mughal Dynasty
1971.89CCCC0
Sword with scabbard
India, perhaps Deccan, 18th-19th century AD
1930.706CCCC0
English Babu (Native Indian Clerk) Holding a Hookah
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.145CCCC0
Devi Attacking a Demon
India, Rajasthan, Possibly Sirohi, 17th century
1968.72CCCC0
Hanuman with Rama and Lakshmana on his Shoulders
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.120CCCC0
Shiva Bearing Aloft the Body of His Sati
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.131CCCC0
Seven Heroes or Warriors Killing Abhimanya, Son of Arjuna
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.144CCCC0
Garuda Carrying Balarama and Krishna
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.134.bCCCC0
Umed Singh of Kota Hunting Lions
India, Rajasthan, Kota, 18th century
1964.51CCCC0
Krishna as Kali Worshipped by Radha
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.113.aCCCC0
Gajalakshmi: Lakshmi with Elephants
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.149CCCC0
Khanjar dagger
India, 17th century
1930.708CCCC0
Two Elephants Fighting in a Courtyard Before Muhammad Shah
attributed to Nainsukh (Indian, 1710-1778)
2005.1.aCCCC0
Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.130CCCC0
Jatayu Hinders Ravana’s Chariot, Trying
to Prevent the Abduction of Sita
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.109.aCCCC0
Sheetaladevi: The Smallpox Goddess
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.157.aCCCC0
Annapurna and Shiva
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.162CCCC0
Tiger Hunt of Raja Ram Singh II
Northern India, Rajasthan, Kotah, 19th century
2011.139CCCC0
Baby Krishna Asking for Butter from Yashoda
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.112CCCC0
Tulwar sword
India, probably Deccan, 18th century
1930.704CCCC0
Diana or Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.147CCCC0
Balarama and Krishna
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.168CCCC0
Maid Bringing a Hookah to a Lady
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.107.aCCCC0
Krishna Stroking Radha's Feet
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.133.bCCCC0
Harem Night-Bathing Scene (recto): Calligraphy Framed by an Ornamental...
India, Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756), 17th Century
1987.153CCCC0
Portrait of Sardar Singh (Son of Savant Singh, 1730–68)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Kishangarh
2001.122CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Nataraja, Shiva as the Lord of Dance
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1930.331BronzeOverall: 113 x 102 x 30 cm (44 1/2 x 40 3/16 x 11 13/16 in.); Base: 35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Standing Buddha
1966.30Brass with silver and copper inlayOverall: 98.1 cm (38 5/8 in.); Base: 28.2 cm (11 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ganesha
South India, Medieval period, Chola dynasty
1970.62BronzeOverall: 50.8 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm (20 x 10 x 7 in.); Base: 23 x 18.3 cm (9 1/16 x 7 3/16 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
Buddha Calling on Earth to Witness
Northeastern India, Bihar, Tetravan, Pala Period
1935.146Chloritic schistOverall: 94 cm (37 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Trident with Shiva as Half-Woman (Ardhanarishvara)
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1969.117BronzeOverall: 39.6 cm (15 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Shiva and Parvati
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1961.94BronzeBase: 21.6 x 79.5 x 24.9 cm (8 1/2 x 31 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.); Part 1: 81.9 x 48.7 cm (32 1/4 x 19 3/16 in.); Part 2: 65.1 x 16.5 cm (25 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Prince and Ascetics
attributed to Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1971.79Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paperImage: 20.3 x 14.3 cm (8 x 5 5/8 in.); Sheet with border: 37.5 x 25.2 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Vishnu with Shri, and Bhu
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104GraniteJohn L. Severance FundCCCC0
Shri
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.1GraniteOverall: 138.4 x 41.9 cm (54 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Vishnu
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.2GraniteOverall: 129.5 x 38.1 cm (51 x 15 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Bhu
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.3GraniteOverall: 175.9 x 61.6 cm (69 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Yoga Narashimha, Vishnu in his Man-Lion Avatar
South India, late Chola Period
1973.187BronzeOverall: 57 x 31 x 23 cm (22 7/16 x 12 3/16 x 9 1/16 in.); Base: 18.8 x 32 x 22.5 cm (7 3/8 x 12 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Parshva
Central India, 9th century
1961.419SandstoneOverall: 160.7 x 67 cm (63 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Shah Jahan
Hashim (Indian, active 1598-c.1650)
1920.1969Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperOverall: 5.4 x 3.7 cm (2 1/8 x 1 7/16 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Head of Buddha
Northern India, Mathura, Gupta Period
1963.504SandstoneOverall: 30.6 x 16.6 cm (12 1/16 x 6 9/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures
Western India, Gujarat
1932.119Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: Sakra Summons Harinegamesin
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.4Color and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: Harinegamesin Moves the Embryo
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.5Color and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: King Siddhartha Rises and Bathes
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.7Color and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: Siddhartha Hears the...
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.8Color and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala with the Dream Diviners, from a Kalpa...
Western India, Gujarat
1932.119.9Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: Mahavira's Tonsure
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.16Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Teaching and Liberation of Nemi, from the Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, late 15th-early 16th century
1932.119.19Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Birth of Parshva to Queen Vama, from the Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, late 15th-early 16th century
1932.119.20Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Serpents Protect Parshva from the Flood, from the Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, late 15th-early 16th century
1932.119.21Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures: Sthulabhadra as a Lion
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.24Color and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Standing Buddha
Northeastern India or Nepal, Gupta/Licchavi period
1968.40BronzeOverall: 46.5 x 15.4 x 13.4 cm (18 5/16 x 6 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.); without base: 35 x 13.8 x 10.5 cm (13 3/4 x 5 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lovers (Mithuna)
India, Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho, Medieval period, Candella dynasty, 11th century
1982.64SandstoneOverall: 74 cm (29 1/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
A floral fantasy of animals and birds (Waq-waq)
India, Mughal
2013.319Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 37.6 x 26.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/2 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Antelope and deer hunt
Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1939.66Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 20 x 11.8 cm (7 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.); Overall: 37 x 25.3 cm (14 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Plate with a Scene of Revelry
Northwestern India, possibly Tanesara Mahadeva, Gupta period
1972.71Silver with alloy of tin and lead with traces of gildingDiameter: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Jina (Tirthankara)
India, Rajasthan, Medieval period
2001.88Bronze with silver inlayOverall: 61.5 x 49.5 x 36.8 cm (24 3/16 x 19 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Dancing Ganesha
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho, early 11th Century
1961.93SandstoneOverall: 61.3 cm (24 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Shiva as Slayer of the Elephant Demon
South India, Tamil Nadu, early Chola Period, 11th century
1962.164GraniteOverall: 72.4 x 48.3 x 20.3 cm (28 1/2 x 19 x 8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Rooster
India, Mughal, 17th century
1944.501Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 18.3 x 12.1 cm (7 3/16 x 4 3/4 in.); Overall: 37.3 x 25.4 cm (14 11/16 x 10 in.)Gift of Herbert F. LeisyCCCC0
Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father Jerome Xavier
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.14524 full size illustrations with 160 folios of text: ink, color, and gold on paperOverall: 26.1 x 15.4 cm (10 1/4 x 6 1/16 in.); Mounted: 36.5 x 26.5 cm (14 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Mary ascends the stairs to the temple, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.9.aOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperPage: 26.2 x 15.5 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Flowering of Joseph's Rod, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.11.bOpaque watercolor and gold on paperSheet: 26.2 x 15.1 cm (10 5/16 x 5 15/16 in.); Image: 19.5 x 9.5 cm (7 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Annunciation, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.15.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 26.2 x 15.4 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.24.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperPage: 26.3 x 15.6 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The place of Jesus’s birth, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds)...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.25.bOpaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 26.3 x 15.6 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Adoration of the Shepherds, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.30.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 26.2 x 15.6 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.); Image: 20 x 11.2 cm (7 7/8 x 4 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Magi Follow the Star, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of...
attributed to Payag (Indian)
2005.145.34.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 26.2 x 15.7 cm (10 5/16 x 6 3/16 in.); Image: 20.6 x 10.9 cm (8 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Adoration of the Magi, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of...
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, Mughal period
2005.145.36.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 26.3 x 15.6 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.); Image: 22.7 x 12.2 cm (8 15/16 x 4 13/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Simeon Kneels in Front of Mary and Jesus After Recognizing Them, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.40.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 26.2 x 15.7 cm (10 5/16 x 6 3/16 in.); Image: 21.4 x 12.6 cm (8 7/16 x 4 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
John the Baptist recognizes Christ by the appearance of a dove, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.50.bOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.3 x 15.7 cm (10 3/8 x 6 3/16 in.); Image: 22.5 x 10.9 cm (8 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Angels bring food to Jesus in the wilderness, from a Mirror of Holiness ...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.55.aOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.2 x 15.7 cm (10 5/16 x 6 3/16 in.); Image: 20.5 x 11.3 cm (8 1/16 x 4 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Jesus being awakened during a tempest on the Sea of Galilee, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.77.aOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperPage: 26.2 x 15.6 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Mary Magdalene presents ointment to Jesus, from a Mirror of Holiness ...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.102.bOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.4 x 15.7 cm (10 3/8 x 6 3/16 in.); Image: 20.5 x 10.3 cm (8 1/16 x 4 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Salome Receiving John the Baptist's Head on a Platter, from a Mirror of...
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, Mughal period
2005.145.112.bOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.4 x 15.7 cm (10 3/8 x 6 3/16 in.); Image: 19.8 x 11.2 cm (7 13/16 x 4 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Jesus writes on the ground, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds)...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.130.bOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.3 x 15.5 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.); Image: 21 x 11.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Jesus being portrayed by King Abgar’s painter, from a Mir’at al-quds of...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.143.aOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperPage: 26.2 x 15.6 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Flagellation, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.182.aOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.2 x 15.3 cm (10 5/16 x 6 in.); Image: 22.3 x 13.3 cm (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Vajrapani
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1971.14Bronze with silver overlay and opaque watercolorOverall: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.); Base: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Shri Raga
India, Rajasthan, Mewar, 17th century
1931.451Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 34.4 x 22.5 cm (13 9/16 x 8 7/8 in.); Overall: 38 x 25 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Alamshah cleaving asunder the chain of the wheel, from volume 11 of a...
India, Mughal, 16th century, made for Akbar
1976.74Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on cotton and paperPage: 83.7 x 67 cm (32 15/16 x 26 3/8 in.)Gift of George P. BickfordCCCC0
Shiva and Devi on Gajasura's Hide
India, Pahari Hills, Basohli school, 17th century
1952.587Gum tempera and silver on paperImage: 23.5 x 16.2 cm (9 1/4 x 6 3/8 in.); with mat: 35.5 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Hookah Bowl
India, Mughal
1961.44Gold on blue glassOverall: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)Cornelia Blakemore Warner FundCCCC0
Shiva Saint: Manikkavachakar
South India, Tamil Nadu, 12th-13th century
1967.148BronzeOverall: 33.5 x 9.1 cm (13 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Shiva as Lord of Music
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1971.117BronzeOverall: 76.5 x 45 cm (30 1/8 x 17 11/16 in.); Base: 26 x 25 cm (10 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Standing Shiva Mahadeva
Northern India, Kashmir, 8th century
1989.369SchistOverall: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Ladies Shooting from a Pavilion
India, Rajasthan, Kota school, 19th century
1955.48Ink, color, and gold on paperSheet: 34.3 x 27.3 cm (13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.); Sheet with border: 38.1 x 31.1 cm (15 x 12 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
A Guardian of Shiva
Southwestern India, Karnataka
1964.369Chloritic schistOverall: 113.3 x 49.2 x 29 cm (44 5/8 x 19 3/8 x 11 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
A feast in a pavilion setting
attributed to Muhammad Ali (Persian, active 1590-1620)
1920.1966Opaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 23.4 x 14.6 cm (9 3/16 x 5 3/4 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Durga Destroying the Buffalo Demon
Northern India, Kashmir or Himachal Pradesh, 9th-10th Century
1982.45SchistOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Dog with pups
India, Rajasthan, Ajmer, probably Sawar school, 18th century
1969.77Ink and opaque watercolor on paperImage: 22 x 16.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 1/2 in.); Overall: 18.7 x 25 cm (7 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ward in memory of her father, Charles SvecCCCC0
Akshobhya: the Buddha of the East
Northeast India, Bihar, Kurkihar, Pala Period, 9th century
1970.10Bronze with silver and copper inlayOverall: 38.8 x 26.3 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Mother Goddess
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Gupta Period, 5th-6th Century
1970.12SchistOverall: 79.4 x 23.2 cm (31 1/4 x 9 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Surya, the Sun God
India, Kashmir, early 8th Century
1965.557BrassOverall: 50.4 cm (19 13/16 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
Personification of the Discus
Northeastern India, Bihar, Aphsad, early Pala period, 7th Century
1945.367ChloriteOverall: 81.3 cm (32 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Standing Buddha
Northern India, Sarnath, Gupta Period, 5th Century
1943.278SandstoneOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ravana Shaking Mount Kailasa
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Chandela Dynasty, 8th century
1971.173SandstoneOverall: 139 x 72 cm (54 3/4 x 28 3/8 in.)Sundry Purchase FundCCCC0
One-Faced Linga (Ekamukhalinga)
Eastern India, Bihar, Medieval Period, Pala Dynasty, 7th-8th Century
1973.73Chloritic schistOverall: 83.8 cm (33 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Fasting Buddha
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1986.70IvoryOverall: 12 x 9.5 x 1.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 9/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Temptation of Buddha by the Evil Forces of Mara
Northern India, Kashmir, 8th century
1971.18Ivory with gold and polychromeOverall: 13 x 8.9 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Oval portrait of a woman in a Chaghtai hat
India, Mughal, 18th century
1920.1967Opaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 9.5 x 7.4 cm (3 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Battle between Manuchihr and Tur, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings) of...
India, Mughal, 17th century
1945.171Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperImage: 12.4 x 11 cm (4 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.); Overall: 34.6 x 22.9 cm (13 5/8 x 9 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Monkey General Hanuman
South India, Chola period
1980.26BronzeOverall: 58.4 cm (23 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Anthropomorph
India, Bronze Age
2004.31CopperOverall: 23.5 x 36.5 x 0.5 cm (9 1/4 x 14 3/8 x 3/16 in.)Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial FundCCCC0
Vishnu Riding on Garuda
1961.46SchistOverall: 81.3 x 47 cm (32 x 18 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lovers (Mithuna)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, Pratihara Dynasty, 10th Century
1962.165Sandstonewith limestone washOverall: 35.3 x 34.3 cm (13 7/8 x 13 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
River Goddess Ganga
Northern India, Mathura, Vardhama Period, 6th-7th Century
1966.119SandstoneOverall: 108 cm (42 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Shamsa (sunburst) with portrait of Aurangzeb (1618-1707), from the...
probably by Bichitr (Indian, active c. 1615–50)
2013.331Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 40 x 27.7 cm (15 3/4 x 10 7/8 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Tuti-Nama (Tales of a Parrot)
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279Color and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): First night: Khujasta kills the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.8.aOpaque watercolor, gold and ink on paperPage: 19.9 x 14.2 cm (7 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.); Painting: 12.9 x 10.5 cm (5 1/16 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fifth night: The parrot mother...
Daswanth (Indian)
1962.279.32.aOpaque watercolor, gold and ink on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fifth night: The wounded monkey...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.32.bOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperPage: 20 x 14.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Painting: 10.2 x 10.6 cm (4 x 4 3/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.33.aInk and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fifth night: The monkey slain,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.33.bOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fifth night: The hunter throws...
attributed to Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.35.aOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperPage: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.); Painting: 10.6 x 10.2 cm (4 3/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fifth night: The hunter offers...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.36.bOpaque watercolor, ink and and gold on paperPage: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.); Painting: 10.2 x 10.7 cm (4 x 4 3/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Seventh night: The parrot...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.43.aOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Seventh night: the darwish...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.46.aOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Seventh night: The king of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.46.bOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Eighth night: The parrot...
India, Mughal, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.51.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): The Twelfth Night: the street cleaner, on...
India, Mughal court, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.97.aOpaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Twelfth night: The merchant’s...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.99.bOpaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Twelfth night: The merchant’s...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.100.bOpaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Fourteenth night: The origin of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.110.bOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the twenty-seventh...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.185.aOpaque watercolor, gold and ink on paperOverall: 20.1 x 15.3 cm (7 15/16 x 6 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Thirty-fifth night: The Brahman...
Mughal India, reign of Akbar
1962.279.231.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Thirty-fifth night: The...
Mughal India, reign of Akbar
1962.279.232.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Thirty-fifth night: The son of...
Mughal India, reign of Akbar
1962.279.234.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Thirty-fifth night: The...
Mughal India, reign of Akbar
1962.279.236.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): Forty-sixth night: The Raja of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.293.bOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Circumcision ceremony for Akbar’s sons, painting 126 from an Akbar-nama ...
attributed to Dharam Das (Indian, active c. 1580–1605)
1971.76Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperImage: 22.9 x 12.1 cm (9 x 4 3/4 in.); Sheet with border: 34.7 x 22.5 cm (13 11/16 x 8 7/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Lovers Embracing
India, Popular Mughal School, probably done at Bikaner, Mughal Dynasty
1971.91Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 14.9 x 10.1 cm (5 7/8 x 4 in.); Overall: 24 x 16.8 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.); with mat: 35.5 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Portrait of the Aged Akbar
attributed to Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1971.78Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 25.2 x 16.8 cm (9 15/16 x 6 5/8 in.); Overall: 27.5 x 18.8 cm (10 13/16 x 7 3/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Frieze with Dancer and Musicians
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, 10th century
1969.34SandstoneOverall: 33.4 x 95.3 x 11.3 cm (13 1/8 x 37 1/2 x 4 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Goddess Mahabhairavi
India, Himachal Pradesh, 11th century
1982.47BronzeOverall: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Female Tree Deity with Attendant
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, 10th century
1967.202SandstoneOverall: 54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Drawing of an Elephant
India, Mughal School, early 18th Century
1969.65Ink on paperImage: 12.8 x 18.1 cm (5 1/16 x 7 1/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 25.3 cm (7 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
The game of wolf-running in Tabriz, from an Akbar-nama (Book of Akbar)
Banwari (Indian, active c. 1558–1600)
2003.38Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 35.2 x 23.8 cm (13 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Mughal ruler Humayun defeating the Afghans before reconquering India,...
India, Mughal school, 16th century
1971.77Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperImage: 31.2 x 18.6 cm (12 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Overall: 36.5 x 23.1 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Sakhi Persuades Radha to Meet Krishna, from the "Lambagraon" Gita...
India, Pahari Hills, Kangra school, Lambagraon series, 19th century
1989.334Ink and color on paperOverall: 24.1 x 32.1 cm (9 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.); with borders: 25.4 x 30.3 cm (10 x 11 15/16 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
The Birth of Krishna, from a Sursagar of Surdas
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Mewar school, early 18th Century
1984.65Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 33.6 x 22.2 cm (13 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.); Overall: 37 x 25.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 in.); with mat: 49 x 36.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.)Edwin R. and Harriet Pelton Perkins Memorial FundCCCC0
Celebrations of Krishna's Birth, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India, Jammu and Kashmir, Mankot, 18th century
1988.70Ink and color on paperImage: 22.9 x 15.2 cm (9 x 6 in.); with mat: 49 x 36.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
The First Adventure of the White Horse, Page from the Khan Khanan's Razm...
India, Subimperial Mughal school, 17th century
1964.52Ink and color on paperOverall: 38 x 22.4 cm (14 15/16 x 8 13/16 in.)James Parmelee FundCCCC0
Katar dagger
India, Mughal
1985.119Iron handle with gold inlay; steel blade; wooden sheath with velvet cover, brass boss, iron tip with gold inlayOverall: 45.6 x 8.2 cm (17 15/16 x 3 1/4 in.)Gift of Morris and Eleanor EverettCCCC0
Birth of the Buddha
Northeastern India, Bengal, Pala dynasty
1959.349Black chloriteOverall: 46.4 x 27.3 x 11.4 cm (18 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Female torso
Northeastern India, Pala dynasty
2011.146Black chloriteOverall: 89 x 44 x 19 cm (35 1/16 x 17 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)Gift of Maxeen and John Flower in honor of Dr. Stanislaw CzumaCCCC0
Head of Vishnu
Northern India, Mathura, Gupta period
1942.498SandstoneOverall: 28 cm (11 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Monolithic Pillar
Northern India, Mathura, early medieval period, 7th-8th century
1938.14Red sandstoneOverall: 109.9 x 25.4 cm (43 1/4 x 10 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Vabhruvahana Approaches Arjuna, page from the Khan Khanan's Razm-nama
Sur Das Gujarati (Indian, active 16th century)
1960.44Ink and color with gold on paperOverall: 35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt FundCCCC0
Durga Slaying Mahisha
India, Pahari Hills, Nurpur school, early 18th Century
1960.51Ink and color on paperOverall: 15.5 x 21.2 cm (6 1/8 x 8 3/8 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt FundCCCC0
Krishna Returns with the Cowherds to Braj, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India, Uttarakhand, probably Garhwal
1971.301Opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 22 x 33 cm (8 11/16 x 13 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. MacDonaldCCCC0
Portrait of Alamgir (r. 1658-1707)
India, Mughal
1944.498Opaque watercolor and gold on paperSheet: 7.9 x 5.3 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Madhu Madhavi Ragini
Central India, Malwa
1925.1336Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 19.1 x 14.6 cm (7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Hindola Raga
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, late 18th century
1975.9Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paperImage: 20.5 x 15.3 cm (8 1/16 x 6 in.); with mat: 35.5 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Babur meeting with Sultan Ali Mirza at the Kohik River, from a Babur...
India, Mughal school, 16th century
1971.85Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 28 x 16.5 cm (11 x 6 1/2 in.); Overall: 41 x 27.1 cm (16 1/8 x 10 11/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Princes hunting in a rocky landscape
India, Mughal, 16th century
1940.1197Ink, slight color, and gold on paperImage: 26.4 x 15.8 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.); Overall: 40.5 x 26 cm (15 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Jahangir
India, Mughal, early 17th century
1944.496Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 4.8 x 3.2 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Walking Buddha
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1962.167IvoryOverall: 4.8 x 2.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Durga Slaying Mahisha
India, Pahari, Sirmur, 19th century
1955.667Color on paperImage: 15.8 x 25.3 cm (6 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.); Overall: 17.7 x 27.5 cm (6 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Page of disasters, from the Tarikh-i Alfi (History of the Thousand [Years])
India, Mughal, 16th century, made for Akbar
1932.36Opaque watercolor, gold and ink on paperOverall: 41 x 22.6 cm (16 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Page of disasters, from the Tarikh-i Alfi (History of the Thousand [Years])
India, Mughal school, 16th century
1932.36.aInk and color on paperOverall: 41 x 22.6 cm (16 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Page of disasters, from the Tarikh-i Alfi (History of a Thousand [Years])
India, Mughal school, 16th century
1932.36.bInk and color on paperOverall: 41 x 22.6 cm (16 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Krishna's Longing for Radha, from the Gita Govinda of Jayadeva
India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra, Lambagraon
1989.333Gum tempera and gold on paperImage: 24.1 x 32.4 cm (9 1/2 x 12 3/4 in.); with mat: 40.6 x 53.2 cm (16 x 20 15/16 in.); with borders: 25.6 x 33.8 cm (10 1/16 x 13 5/16 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Gaudi Ragini
India, Rajasthan, probably Jaipur, 18th century
1968.109Ink and color on paperImage: 25.5 x 19 cm (10 1/16 x 7 1/2 in.); Overall: 30.7 x 23.8 cm (12 1/16 x 9 3/8 in.)Gift of the American Foundation for the Maud E. and Warren H. Corning Botanical CollectionCCCC0
Jain Ascetic Walking Along a Riverbank
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1967.244Ink and color on paperImage: 14.7 x 9.8 cm (5 13/16 x 3 7/8 in.); Overall: 38.8 x 26.3 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.); with mat: 49 x 36.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin CollectionCCCC0
Prince Suraj Singh Rathor of Bikaner
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.188Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 20.5 x 13.4 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.); Miniature: 11.2 x 6.4 cm (4 7/16 x 2 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna Exacts a toll from the Milkmaids, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Bikaner
2018.186Color on paperPage: 21.6 x 29.2 cm (8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Page from a Bhagavata Purana:  Nanda and the elders in council with the...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Bikaner
2018.192Color on paperPage: 30 x 38 cm (11 13/16 x 14 15/16 in.); Miniature: 22.5 x 31.1 cm (8 7/8 x 12 1/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
A page from a Ragamala series: Sri Raga
Nasiruddin (Indian, active 1679–1700)
2018.193Color on paperPage: 27 x 18.4 cm (10 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.); Miniature: 15 x 10 cm (5 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Leaf from a Jain Manuscript: Colophon page, Kalpa-sutra and The Story of...
Devachandra (Indian)
1971.118.7Opaque watercolor and ink on palm leaf; Manuscript 3Overall: 4.7 x 35.6 cm (1 7/8 x 14 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Five poses of Krishna making love, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Bikaner
2018.187Color on paperMiniature: 17.5 x 25.4 cm (6 7/8 x 10 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Coin of Chandragupta II
India, Chandragupta II, Gupta Period, late 4th-early 5th century
1977.62GoldDiameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)Cornelia Blakemore Warner FundCCCC0
Portrait of Maharaja Rai Singh of Bikaner (reigned 1574-1612)
Nur Muhammad (Indian, active c. 1580-1630)
1987.1100Ink and opaque pigment on paperImage: 20.5 x 14.6 cm (8 1/16 x 5 3/4 in.); Paper: 42.4 x 26 cm (16 11/16 x 10 1/4 in.)Gift of Flora D. Glass and Elwood G. Glass, Jr.CCCC0
"Vasudeva Meets Nanda" from a Bhagavata Purana
India, Rajasthan, Bikaner, 17th century
2013.365Opaque watercolor and gold on paperSheet: 24.8 x 29.9 cm (9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.)Gift of Kalesan Natesan in honor of Dr. Stanislaw CzumaCCCC0
Athai-dvipa: The two and a half continents, the universe in the shape of...
India, Gujarat
2018.201Opaque watercolor on cloth83.8 x 155 cm (33 x 61 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Raja Anup Singh (r. 1669-98) receives a courtier
Ruknuddin (Indian, active c. 1666–97)
2018.191Color on paperPage: 25 x 18.3 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.); Miniature: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Ascetic Princess with Snakes in a Wilderness: Asavari Ragini, from a...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.190Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 25.8 x 18.2 cm (10 3/16 x 7 3/16 in.); Miniature: 19.7 x 12.7 cm (7 3/4 x 5 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Lady Holding a Flower
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.194Opaque watercolor and gold on paperMiniature: 19.7 x 10 cm (7 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharaja Sri Anand Singhji and his consort
Ustad Murad (Indian, active 1700s)
2018.195Color on paperPage: 22.2 x 16.8 cm (8 3/4 x 6 5/8 in.); Miniature: 15.2 x 10.8 cm (6 x 4 1/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Female Attendants
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1972.35IvoryOverall: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); Base: 2.2 x 2.3 cm (7/8 x 7/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Female Attendant Bearing a Lotus
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1972.35.1IvoryOverall: 7.2 x 2.3 x 1.1 cm (2 13/16 x 7/8 x 7/16 in.); Base: 2.2 x 2.3 cm (7/8 x 7/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Female Attendant Bearing Fly-Whisk (Chauri)
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1972.35.2IvoryOverall: 7.8 x 2.3 x 1 cm (3 1/16 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.); Base: 2.2 x 2.3 cm (7/8 x 7/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
A marbled picture of Rustam catching Rakhsh
attributed to Shafi (Indian, active about 1650)
2013.286Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 37.2 x 21 cm (14 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Shiva and His Followers Approach Mount Kailash, from a Romance of...
Eastern India, Odisha
2018.175Opaque watercolor and lampblack on palm leafLeaf: 5.1 x 41 cm (2 x 16 1/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Sultan Abdullah Qutb Shah (1614-74) on Horseback
Southern India, Golconda
2013.287Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper, mounted with gold-sprinkled bordersGift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Green Parrot
India, East India Company School, 19th century
1972.285Opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 38.5 x 28.6 cm (15 3/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Bequest of Edgar A. HahnCCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha meeting
India, Provincial Mughal, Lucknow, 18th century
1939.164Opaque watercolor, gold and ink on paperOverall: 40.5 x 28 cm (15 15/16 x 11 in.); Average: 21.5 x 15 cm (8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in.)Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., for the Coralie Walker Hanna Memorial CollectionCCCC0
Falcon
India, Pahari, probably Jammu, 18th century
1968.42Opaque watercolor on paperImage: 27.6 x 16 cm (10 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.); Overall: 31.6 x 19.8 cm (12 7/16 x 7 13/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
A prince riding a composite elephant
India, Golconda, Deccan, 16th century
2013.282Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 28.8 x 18.6 cm (11 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Painting: 14.5 x 11 cm (5 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Women playing at cross-dressing
India, Golconda, Deccan, 17th century
2013.290Ink heightened with colors on paperPage: 33.5 x 26.7 cm (13 3/16 x 10 1/2 in.); Painting: 23.6 x 16 cm (9 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Toilette of Radha
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1953.245Gum tempera and gold on paperImage: 21.1 x 14.5 cm (8 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.); Overall: 24.8 x 18.3 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
The Heroine Who Waits Anxiously for Her Absent Lover (Utka Nayika)
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1932.118Gum tempera on and paperImage: 16 x 10.2 cm (6 5/16 x 4 in.); Overall: 23.8 x 14.8 cm (9 3/8 x 5 13/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Sita in the Garden of Lanka, From the Ramayana epic of Valmiki
India, Pahari, Guler, 18th century
1966.143Color and gold on paperImage: 55.5 x 79 cm (21 7/8 x 31 1/8 in.); Overall: 56.3 x 81 cm (22 3/16 x 31 7/8 in.)Gift of George P. BickfordCCCC0
Bodhisattva Maitreya: The Future Buddha
East India, Bengal, Pala period, 12th century
1982.48Silver inlaid with turquoise, copper, brass and gold; gilt bronze lotusOverall: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Girls Spraying Each Other at Holi
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Bikaner, 17th century
1971.83Opaque watercolor, gold and ink on paperOverall: 19 x 12.5 cm (7 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Kedara Ragini
Central India, Malwa school, 17th century
1960.116Color on paperImage: 19.5 x 13.6 cm (7 11/16 x 5 3/8 in.); Sheet with border: 20.4 x 14.8 cm (8 1/16 x 5 13/16 in.)James Parmelee FundCCCC0
The Marriage of Pradyumna and Rukmavati, page from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India
1976.26Gum tempera and ink on paperOverall: 16.3 x 21.5 cm (6 7/16 x 8 7/16 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Portrait of Asaf Khan
India, Mughal court, reign of Shah Jahan (1628-1658), Mughal Dynasty
1945.168Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 19 x 11.9 cm (7 1/2 x 4 11/16 in.); Overall: 38 x 24.8 cm (14 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.); with mat: 49 x 36.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pendant
India, Mughal, Rajasthan, Jaipur, 18th century
1966.515Gold, emerald, diamonds, enamel, and pearlOverall: 7.4 x 4.8 cm (2 15/16 x 1 7/8 in.)Bequest of Anne Jessop SmithCCCC0
Krishna's Insomnia, Page from a Rasikapriya
Central India, Malwa school, 17th century
1938.303Ink and color on paperImage: 17.8 x 13.8 cm (7 x 5 7/16 in.); Overall: 20.5 x 16.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 1/2 in.)Gift of N. M. HeeramaneckCCCC0
Lover's Tryst
India, Rajasthan, Bundi Style, later half 18th century
1960.54Color on paperImage: 30.7 x 23 cm (12 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.); Overall: 25 x 17.1 cm (9 13/16 x 6 3/4 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt FundCCCC0
Tiered Court Scene
Chitarman II (Indian, c. 1680–с. 1750)
1973.237Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperGift of Mr. and Mrs. Michael de HavenonCCCC0
Princely ascetic in the forest visited by ladies
1971.95Opaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 32.7 x 26.5 cm (12 7/8 x 10 7/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Princess and attendant in trompe l’oeil window
Aqil Khan (Indian, active mid-1700s)
1955.297Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 12.5 x 7.8 cm (4 15/16 x 3 1/16 in.); Overall: 44 x 31.6 cm (17 5/16 x 12 7/16 in.)Gift of George P. BickfordCCCC0
Gunakali Ragini
India, Rajasthan, probably Jaipur, 18th century
1954.261Color on paperImage: 23.6 x 15.6 cm (9 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.); Overall: 30.5 x 22.9 cm (12 x 9 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Ladies Shooting from a Pavilion
India, Rajasthan, Kota school, 19th century
1978.50Graphite and watercolor on paperOverall: 28.5 x 26 cm (11 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)Anonymous GiftCCCC0
Winged Atlas Figure
Pakistan, Gandhara, Gandhara period, 3rd century
2011.136SchistOverall: 38.1 cm (15 in.)Gift of Maxeen and John Flower in honor of Dr. Stanislaw CzumaCCCC0
Trikala Bhairava
Eastern India, Orissa, 11th-12th century
1958.208StoneOverall: 21.8 x 19.1 cm (8 9/16 x 7 1/2 in.)Gift of Louise Hawley Stone, In Memory of Louis Severance HigginsCCCC0
Roundel with Mermaids and Lotus
India, Bengal, Chandraketugarh area, Shunga period
2010.295IvoryDiameter: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.)Gift of John Eskenazi in honor of Dr. Stanislaw J. CzumaCCCC0
Roundel
India, Satavahana Period, c. 1st century BC
2012.299Bronze with repousse and chased designsDiameter: 1.8 x 6.9 cm (11/16 x 2 11/16 in.); Overall: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Roundel
India, Satavahana Period, c. 1st century BC
2012.298Bronze with repousse and chased designsDiameter: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.); Overall: 6.5 x 1.8 cm (2 9/16 x 11/16 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Kali
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1956.7BronzeOverall: 46.7 x 20.4 x 15.4 cm (18 3/8 x 8 1/16 x 6 1/16 in.); Base: 11.4 x 15.2 cm (4 1/2 x 6 in.)The Norweb CollectionCCCC0
Padmapani Lokeshvara Seated on the Rock
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1971.20Bronze with silver overlayOverall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Base: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Raja Dalip Singh of Guler on a Dais
India, Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur
1960.49Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 22.7 x 15.3 cm (8 15/16 x 6 in.); Overall: 27.1 x 19.8 cm (10 11/16 x 7 13/16 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt FundCCCC0
Radha Awaiting Reconciliation with Krishna, from a Gita Govinda of Jayadeva
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
1990.41Gum tempera and gold on paperOverall: 21.3 x 25.3 cm (8 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)Gift of John D. ProctorCCCC0
Tiger Hunt of Ram Singh II
India, Rajasthan, Kota school, 19th century
1991.168Ink, color on paperImage: 25.3 x 49.1 cm (9 15/16 x 19 5/16 in.); with mat: 40.6 x 53.2 cm (16 x 20 15/16 in.)Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Augury of the Crow (Vasakasajja Nayika)
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1989.337Color on paperOverall: 21.4 x 14.5 cm (8 7/16 x 5 11/16 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Krishna sporting with the gopis in the Jumna River, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India
1971.171Gum tempera and ink on paperOverall: 16.5 x 22.2 cm (6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin N. HaasCCCC0
Hookah Bowl
India, Mughal
1969.287GlassOverall: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)The Norweb CollectionCCCC0
Dipak Raga, One of the Thirty-Six Melodies (Ragamala): Personifying Love
India, Pahari Hills, Basholi school, 17th century
1990.13Ink and color on paperOverall: 20.3 x 20.3 cm (8 x 8 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt FundCCCC0
Krishna Awaiting Radha
India, Pahari Hills, Guler school, 18th century
1936.685Ink and color on paperOverall: 18.6 x 13.2 cm (7 5/16 x 5 3/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Ladies Celebrating Diwali
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, 18th century
1971.82Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 20.5 x 24.7 cm (8 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Crowned Buddha Seated on a Lion Throne
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1989.367BrassOverall: 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Standing Vishnu
Northern India, Mathura, late Gupta Period
1963.580Red sandstoneOverall: 109.2 x 24.1 cm (43 x 9 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Vidyadevi (Goddess of Learning)
India, Western Rajasthan, 10th-11th century
1972.152MarbleOverall: 106.2 cm (41 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Head of Vishnu
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Vidisha, Gupta Period
1969.57SandstoneOverall: 40.6 x 38.1 cm (16 x 15 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Nanda and the Elders, page from a Bhagavata Purana
India, Mewar or Delhi/Agra region, pre-Mughal, 16th century
1960.53Ink and color on paperOverall: 16.3 x 21.5 cm (6 7/16 x 8 7/16 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt FundCCCC0
Seated Prince Smoking a Hookah
India, Pahari, Mankot, 18th century
1960.47Ink and color on paperImage: 16.2 x 26.5 cm (6 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.); Overall: 20.3 x 31 cm (8 x 12 3/16 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt FundCCCC0
A Young, Angry Heroine, Leaf from a Rasamanjari
India, Rajasthan, Mewar, 17th century
1960.52Ink and color on paperImage: 21.8 x 15.4 cm (8 9/16 x 6 1/16 in.); Overall: 25.5 x 18.8 cm (10 1/16 x 7 3/8 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt FundCCCC0
Kedara Ragini
Central India, Rajasthan, Malwa school, 17th century
1964.452Ink and color on paperImage: 18.7 x 14.8 cm (7 3/8 x 5 13/16 in.); Overall: 20.8 x 16.4 cm (8 3/16 x 6 7/16 in.); with mat: 35.5 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Helmet
North India, 17th century
1919.62Steel with gold and brassOverall: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.); Diameter: 20.7 cm (8 1/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. SeveranceCCCC0
Tulwar sword
India
1919.54Iron with gold inlay; steel bladeOverall: 81.3 cm (32 in.); Blade: 70.5 cm (27 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance©
Portrait of an Aging Man
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler
1968.41Ink and opaque white pigment on paperOverall: 18 x 13.3 cm (7 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.)Cornelia Blakemore Warner FundCCCC0
Durga Killing the Demon Mahisha
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.103Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint on paperSecondary Support: 50.5 x 32 cm (19 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.); Painting only: 45.8 x 28.3 cm (18 1/16 x 11 1/8 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Maharao Chattar Sal (reigned 1758–64) of Kota in a Palanquin
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Kota
1989.344Color and gold on paperOverall: 28.3 x 39.2 cm (11 1/8 x 15 7/16 in.); with borders: 31.6 x 42.7 cm (12 7/16 x 16 13/16 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Kali Attacking Nisumbha
India, Pahari, possibly Guler, 18th century
1968.44Color on paperImage: 22 x 33 cm (8 11/16 x 13 in.); Overall: 23.7 x 35.2 cm (9 5/16 x 13 7/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Pomander
Indian, Mughal
1989.349Spherical rock crystal cover with enameled silver mountsOverall: 4.5 x 3.2 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Grotesque Dancers Performing
India, Subimperial Mughal period, early 17th Century
1971.88Color on paperImage: 16 x 9 cm (6 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Vina
India, British Period
1918.346Painted and gilded wood with ivory veneers and inlay; copper alloy frets; iron alloy strings (with one modern copper replacement)Overall: 95.2 x 15.3 cm (37 1/2 x 6 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Buddha Calling the Earth to Witness
Northern India, Bihar, 11th-12th century
1965.27StoneOverall: 8.2 x 6.1 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
The Lovelorn Heroine, from a Sat Sai of Bihari
India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Garhwal or Guler
1971.86Gum tempera and gold on paperImage: 19.3 x 14.2 cm (7 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Overall: 26.5 x 21.1 cm (10 7/16 x 8 5/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Jailer Receiving the Mahant of Tarakeshwar in Prison
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.105Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperPainting only: 45 x 28 cm (17 11/16 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Powder horn
India, Mughal, 17th-18th century
1989.351Jadeite, iron inlaid with brassOverall: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Footed Platter
India, Mughal Dynasty
1976.73Nephrite (jade)Diameter: 41.1 cm (16 3/16 in.)Given in memory of Ambassador R. Henry NorwebCCCC0
Pendant:  Krishna as Sri Nathaji
India, Udaipur, Nethdwara area, 19th century
1946.257Champlevé enamelOverall: 5.2 x 3.9 cm (2 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
No image available
A. Ramachandran (Indian, 1935-)
40.2017Oil on canvas (four panels, stretched individually)198.1 x 487.7 cm (78 x 192 in.)Collection of Vikram Dogra©
No image available
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
19.2019Gum tempera and gold on paper25.4 x 38.1 cm (10 x 15 in.)©
A woman mistakes a cow for the Angel of Death, from a Lights of Canopus ...
Mughal India, reign of Jahangir
2019.81Gum tempera on paperPainting: 19.7 x 10.2 cm (7 3/4 x 4 in.); Framed: 38.1 x 26.7 cm (15 x 10 1/2 in.)Gift of Michael Silver and Deborah Lader in memory of Rabbi Daniel Jeremy SilverCCCC0
Seven Leaves from a Manuscript of the Gandavyuha-sutra (Scripture of the...
Nepal
1955.49Gum tempera and ink on palm leavesOverall: 4.2 x 52.4 cm (1 5/8 x 20 5/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bust of Tirthankara Rsabhanatha
Central India, Chandela Dynasty, 9th - 10th Century
1969.228StoneOverall: 51.4 x 39.4 cm (20 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.)Gift of George P. BickfordCCCC0
Miniature Reliquary
Afghanistan, probably Begram, c. 1st-2nd Century
1977.70GlassOverall: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Morris EverettCCCC0
Vaishnava Devotee with Two Women
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.101Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperPainting only: 45.4 x 27.8 cm (17 7/8 x 10 15/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Ganesha
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.166Watercolor, black ink, with graphite underdrawing on paperPainting only: 45.3 x 27.5 cm (17 13/16 x 10 13/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Ganesha-Janani (Mother of Ganesh)
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.169Ink, color and silver paint on paperPainting only: 44.2 x 27.9 cm (17 3/8 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Markandeya Viewing Krishna in the Cosmic Ocean
Northern India, Jammu and Kashmir, Basohli, 17th century
1967.241Opaque waterolor on paperImage: 15.2 x 10 cm (6 x 3 15/16 in.); Overall: 20.5 x 15 cm (8 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sherman E. LeeCCCC0
Leaf from a Jain Manuscript: Kalpa-sutra: Text (recto); Leaf from a Jain...
Western India, Gujarat, Jain school, early 15th Century
1976.27Opaque watercolor and ink on paperOverall: 9.4 x 28.4 cm (3 11/16 x 11 3/16 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Persian Calligraphy Framed by an...
Mir 'Ali
1977.207Opaque watercolor, gold and ink on paperOverall: 36.8 x 25.2 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)Gift of Herbert F. Leisy in memory of his wife, Helen Stamp LeisyCCCC0
The Goddess Kali
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.110.aBlack ink, watercolor, and tin paint on paperSecondary Support: 49.7 x 29.3 cm (19 9/16 x 11 9/16 in.); Painting only: 45.9 x 28 cm (18 1/16 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Nitai and Gaur
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.154Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 50 x 29.6 cm (19 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.); Painting only: 45.4 x 27.8 cm (17 7/8 x 10 15/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Hindu God Krishna Being Dressed in Women's Clothes for Spring Festival Holi
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, 18th century
1933.453Drawing with patches of opaque watercolorOverall: 19 x 27.4 cm (7 1/2 x 10 13/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Shiva Under Trees
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1960.48Gum tempera on paperOverall: 18.2 x 14 cm (7 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt FundCCCC0
Radha's Hair Being Dressed
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1969.35Ink with touches of color on paperImage: 25 x 17 cm (9 13/16 x 6 11/16 in.); Overall: 29.7 x 20.3 cm (11 11/16 x 8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Krishna Steals the Clothes of the Cowgirls (Gopis)
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.114.aBlack ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 48.5 x 29.9 cm (19 1/8 x 11 3/4 in.); Painting only: 45.5 x 28 cm (17 15/16 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.129.aBlack ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 48.5 x 29.3 cm (19 1/8 x 11 9/16 in.); Painting only: 45.5 x 27.4 cm (17 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Rama and Sita Enthroned with Lakshmana and Hanuman Attending
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.152Black ink, watercolor with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 47.8 x 29 cm (18 13/16 x 11 7/16 in.); Painting only: 45.5 x 27.5 cm (17 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.150.bBlack ink, watercolor, and tin paint on paperSecondary Support: 40.5 x 30 cm (15 15/16 x 11 13/16 in.); Painting only: 45.3 x 28.4 cm (17 13/16 x 11 3/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Cremation of the Demoness Putana, from a Krishna-Lila
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, 18th century
1984.4Opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 20.9 x 31.2 cm (8 1/4 x 12 5/16 in.)Delia E. Holden FundCCCC0
Mahant of Tarakeshwar Rides on an Elephant
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.104Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 60.8 x 42.3 cm (23 15/16 x 16 5/8 in.); Painting only: 45.4 x 27.8 cm (17 7/8 x 10 15/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Vishnu and Lakshmi
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.132Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 47.8 x 29.1 cm (18 13/16 x 11 7/16 in.); Painting only: 45.6 x 27.7 cm (17 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Kartikeya
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.151Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 47.8 x 29.1 cm (18 13/16 x 11 7/16 in.); Painting only: 45.8 x 28.2 cm (18 1/16 x 11 1/8 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Radha and Krishna
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.156.bBlack ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 47.7 x 29.7 cm (18 3/4 x 11 11/16 in.); Painting only: 45.6 x 27.7 cm (17 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
The Mutiny of the Heroine Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.146Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 48.5 x 29.6 cm (19 1/8 x 11 5/8 in.); Painting only: 45.5 x 28 cm (17 15/16 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Ganesha
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.98Watercolor, black ink, and tin paint on paper lined with clothSecondary Support: 47 x 30.5 cm (18 1/2 x 12 in.); Painting only: 43 x 27.4 cm (16 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Barber Cleaning a Woman’s Ear
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.117Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint on paperSecondary Support: 47.8 x 29.7 cm (18 13/16 x 11 11/16 in.); Painting only: 45.3 x 28.4 cm (17 13/16 x 11 3/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
European Costume Scene
India, Mughal Dynasty
1971.89Color on paperImage: 21.5 x 13.4 cm (8 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Sword with scabbard
India, perhaps Deccan, 18th-19th century AD
1930.706Watered steel blade with iron hilt inlaid with gold; velvet lining with leather straps; wooden scabbard with velvet case and metallic threadsOverall: 99 cm (39 in.)Gift of S. D. WrightCCCC0
English Babu (Native Indian Clerk) Holding a Hookah
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.145Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 48 x 29.5 cm (18 7/8 x 11 5/8 in.); Painting only: 45.7 x 28 cm (18 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Devi Attacking a Demon
India, Rajasthan, Possibly Sirohi, 17th century
1968.72Color on paperImage: 12.5 x 10.2 cm (4 15/16 x 4 in.); Overall: 12.5 x 27.5 cm (4 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)Gift of George P. BickfordCCCC0
Hanuman with Rama and Lakshmana on his Shoulders
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.120Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint on paperPainting only: 45.7 x 29.4 cm (18 x 11 9/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Shiva Bearing Aloft the Body of His Sati
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.131Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 48 x 29.1 cm (18 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.); Painting only: 45.6 x 27.8 cm (17 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Seven Heroes or Warriors Killing Abhimanya, Son of Arjuna
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.144Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 49.9 x 30 cm (19 5/8 x 11 13/16 in.); Painting only: 45.6 x 27.7 cm (17 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Garuda Carrying Balarama and Krishna
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.134.bBlack ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 47.9 x 29.3 cm (18 7/8 x 11 9/16 in.); Painting only: 45.2 x 27.8 cm (17 13/16 x 10 15/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Umed Singh of Kota Hunting Lions
India, Rajasthan, Kota, 18th century
1964.51Brush drawing with slight color on paperOverall: 39 x 52 cm (15 3/8 x 20 1/2 in.)Mrs. J. Livingstone Taylor Collection by ExchangeCCCC0
Krishna as Kali Worshipped by Radha
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.113.aBlack ink, watercolor with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 48.1 x 29.7 cm (18 15/16 x 11 11/16 in.); Painting only: 25.4 x 20.4 cm (10 x 8 1/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Gajalakshmi: Lakshmi with Elephants
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.149Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 60.7 x 42.4 cm (23 7/8 x 16 11/16 in.); Painting only: 43 x 27.7 cm (16 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Khanjar dagger
India, 17th century
1930.708Jade hilt with iron and gold; steel blade with iron and gold; wood sheath covered in velvet with metallic threadOverall: 34.4 cm (13 9/16 in.)Gift of S. D. WrightCCCC0
Two Elephants Fighting in a Courtyard Before Muhammad Shah
attributed to Nainsukh (Indian, 1710-1778)
2005.1.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 62.5 x 42 cm (24 5/8 x 16 9/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.130Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperPainting only: 44.5 x 28.3 cm (17 1/2 x 11 1/8 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Jatayu Hinders Ravana’s Chariot, Trying
to Prevent the Abduction of Sita
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.109.aBlack ink, watercolor with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 47.8 x 29.4 cm (18 13/16 x 11 9/16 in.); Painting only: 30.4 x 25.5 cm (11 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Sheetaladevi: The Smallpox Goddess
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.157.aBlack ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 46.9 x 29.8 cm (18 7/16 x 11 3/4 in.); Painting only: 45.5 x 27.7 cm (17 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Annapurna and Shiva
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.162Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 50.3 x 30.7 cm (19 13/16 x 12 1/16 in.); Painting only: 45.5 x 27.6 cm (17 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Tiger Hunt of Raja Ram Singh II
Northern India, Rajasthan, Kotah, 19th century
2011.139Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paperFramed: 92.7 x 76.8 cm (36 1/2 x 30 1/4 in.); Unframed: 64.8 x 48.9 cm (25 1/2 x 19 1/4 in.)Gift of Maxeen and John Flower in honor of Dr. Stanislaw CzumaCCCC0
Baby Krishna Asking for Butter from Yashoda
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.112Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 48 x 30 cm (18 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.); Painting only: 45.7 x 28 cm (18 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Tulwar sword
India, probably Deccan, 18th century
1930.704Iron hilt with gold; steel blade with gold; wood scabbard with velvet and metallic threadOverall: 96.6 cm (38 1/16 in.)Gift of S. D. WrightCCCC0
Diana or Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.147Black ink, watercolor, and tin paint, with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 48.4 x 27.6 cm (19 1/16 x 10 7/8 in.); Painting only: 45.4 x 27.8 cm (17 7/8 x 10 15/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Balarama and Krishna
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.168Black ink, watercolor with graphite underdrawing on paperPainting only: 45.3 x 27.9 cm (17 13/16 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Maid Bringing a Hookah to a Lady
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.107.aBlack ink, watercolor, and tin paint on paperSecondary Support: 48.6 x 30.1 cm (19 1/8 x 11 7/8 in.); Painting only: 45.8 x 27.9 cm (18 1/16 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Krishna Stroking Radha's Feet
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.133.bBlack ink, watercolor with graphite underdrawing on paperSecondary Support: 47.6 x 29.2 cm (18 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.); Painting only: 45.4 x 27.9 cm (17 7/8 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Harem Night-Bathing Scene (recto): Calligraphy Framed by an Ornamental...
India, Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756), 17th Century
1987.153Ink and color on paperOverall: 37.8 x 27.6 cm (14 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.); Painting only: 19.4 x 14.1 cm (7 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alton W. WhitehouseCCCC0
Portrait of Sardar Singh (Son of Savant Singh, 1730–68)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Kishangarh
2001.122Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 27.9 x 21.9 cm (11 x 8 5/8 in.); Overall: 34.6 x 26.6 cm (13 5/8 x 10 1/2 in.)Edwin R. and Harriet Pelton Perkins Memorial FundCCCC0