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Collection: Indian Art (2098)
Collection: Indian Art (2098)
Nataraja, Shiva as the Lord of Dance
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1930.331CCCC0
Frieze with Dancer and Musicians
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, 10th century
1969.34CCCC0
Ganesha
South India, Medieval period, Chola dynasty
1970.62CCCC0
Parshva
Central India, 9th century
1961.419CCCC0
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
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
Khujasta kills the pet mynah who advises her not to be unfaithful to...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.8.aCCCC0
The merchant hears of his wife’s unfaithfulness (above); the unfaithful...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.10.bCCCC0
The sentinel in the employ of the Shah of Tabaristan prepares to...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.16.aCCCC0
The goldsmith and the carpenter inform the king of a dream in which the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.20.aCCCC0
The monkey slain, his blood to be used as medicine for the ailing prince...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.33.bCCCC0
The hunter throws away the baby parrots, who pretend to be dead, and...
attributed to Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.35.aCCCC0
The hunter offers the mother parrot to the king of Kamarupa, from a Tuti...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.36.bCCCC0
Seven men disputing possession of a woman bring her before the Tree of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.42.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Seventh Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.43.aCCCC0
The vizier dissuades the king of Bahilistan from executing the dervish...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.44.bCCCC0
The dervish brings in as dowry an elephant laden with gold, from a Tuti...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.45.aCCCC0
The dervish brings the King of Kings before the king of Bahilistan, from...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.46.aCCCC0
The king of Bahilistan offers his daughter to the King of Kings, from a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.46.bCCCC0
The Brahman gambler sees the daughter of the king of the jinns in a pit...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.47.bCCCC0
The daughter of the king of the jinns bows before the King of Kings who...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.49.bCCCC0
The rejuvenated old man and the daughter of the king of the jinns take...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.50.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eighth Night, from...
India, Mughal, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.51.bCCCC0
The astrologer predicts a calamity for the newly born prince in his...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.52.bCCCC0
The young prince is presented to the king, his father, by his teacher,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.54.bCCCC0
The king’s handmaiden takes the prince away to the harem, from a Tuti...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.55.aCCCC0
The prince rejects the amorous advances of the king’s handmaiden, from a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.55.bCCCC0
Landscape with a lotus pool, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot):...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.57.bCCCC0
A woman asks her lover to leave her house, brandishing his sword and...
Gujarati (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.58.aCCCC0
The handmaiden appeals for justice and the prince is taken to the...
Tara 2 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.63.bCCCC0
The prince’s ordeal continues, he is ordered away to be executed for the...
Ghulam 'Ali (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.66.aCCCC0
The farmer, father of the son with the deceitful wife, steals away with...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.68.aCCCC0
The deceitful wife persuades her husband to sleep in the same place...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.68.bCCCC0
The husband berates his wife for purchasing gravel instead of sugar,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.70.bCCCC0
The creatures of the sea are asked by the king of the Ocean to take a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.89.bCCCC0
The king of the Ocean, having assumed human form, arrives at the court...
Ghulam 'Ali (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.92.aCCCC0
The street cleaner, on his way to meet King Bhojaraja, sleeps under a...
India, Mughal court, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.97.aCCCC0
King Bhojaraja tries in vain to ascertain the whereabouts of the pearl...
India, Mughal court, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.97.bCCCC0
The infant son of the king of Isfahan responds to music, from a Tuti...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.105.aCCCC0
The invention of musical instruments from the intestines of a monkey,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.108.bCCCC0
The origin of music from a fabulous bird of India which had seven holes...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.110.bCCCC0
The wolf advises the lion to consult the cat, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.114.aCCCC0
The daughter-in-law of the king of Banaras, charmed by the music of a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.119.bCCCC0
The vagabond crosses a stream with the possessions of the daughter-in...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.120.aCCCC0
The merchant Mansur departs on a sea voyage, leaving his wife behind,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.125.bCCCC0
Nikfal, the fortune of the prince in the form of a woman, offers to...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.132.aCCCC0
The prince, having deprived the snake of its natural food, a frog, feeds...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.132.bCCCC0
The prince and Nikfal are joined by Khalis and the Mukhlis who are the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.134.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.138.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twentieth Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.143.aCCCC0
Three suitors fight amongst themselves for the hand of the devotee’s...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.144.bCCCC0
The suitors take the devotee’s daughter out of her tomb after breaking...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.146.aCCCC0
The three suitors again begin to quarrel among themselves for the hand...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.147.aCCCC0
The wolf and the jackal, serving as viziers, instigate the lion who...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.152.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-third Night...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.160.aCCCC0
The merchant has the hateful skull ground and put into a box, from a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.161.aCCCC0
The merchant’s daughter gives birth to a son as a result of eating out...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.161.bCCCC0
Bashir confides his love for Habbaza to an Arab friend, and sends him to...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.167.bCCCC0
Habbaza meets Bashir under a tree, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot):...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.168.bCCCC0
The lover of Hamnaz, who has been hanged from the gallows, bites off her...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.177.aCCCC0
In order to falsely implicate her husband, Hamnaz places a knife by his...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.177.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-seventh...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.185.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-ninth Night...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.192.aCCCC0
The monkey, serving as the lion’s chamberlain, converses with the lynx...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.193.aCCCC0
The lion returns to his territory and sees the monkey conversing with...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.194.bCCCC0
The monkey advises the suspicious lion to cast off fear and take...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.196.aCCCC0
The lion, suspecting treachery on the part of the monkey, slays him and...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.197.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Thirtieth Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.198.aCCCC0
A woman with two children, having abandoned her home, goes into the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.200.bCCCC0
The woman conversing with her children, as the leopard returns, egged on...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.202.aCCCC0
Shah Jahan
Hashim (Indian, active 1598-c.1650)
1920.1969CCCC0
Durga Destroying the Buffalo Demon
Northern India, Kashmir or Himachal Pradesh, 9th-10th Century
1982.45CCCC0
Royal Women Celebrating Diwali
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
1971.82CCCC0
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
Maharao Ram Singh II of Kota (r. 1828–66) Worships Brij Nathji as the...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.181CCCC0
Krishna Lifts Mount Govardhan, from a Bhagavata Purana
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.134CCCC0
Shiva and Parvati
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1961.94CCCC0
Yoga Narashimha, Vishnu in his Man-Lion Avatar
South India, late Chola Period
1973.187CCCC0
Vishnu Riding on Garuda
Eastern India, Bihar
1961.46CCCC0
Anthropomorph
India, Bronze Age
2004.31CCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Prince and Ascetics
attributed to Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1971.79CCCC0
A feast in a pavilion setting
attributed to Muhammad Ali (Persian, active 1590-1620)
1920.1966CCCC0
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
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
Antelope and deer hunt
Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1939.66CCCC0
Circumcision ceremony for Akbar’s sons, painting 126 from an Akbar-nama ...
attributed to Dharam Das (Indian, active c. 1580–1605)
1971.76CCCC0
Oval portrait of a woman in a Chaghtai hat
India, Mughal, 18th century
1920.1967CCCC0
Head of Buddha
Northern India, Mathura, Gupta Period
1963.504CCCC0
Rooster
India, Mughal, 17th century
1944.501CCCC0
Jina (Tirthankara)
India, Rajasthan, Medieval period
2001.88CCCC0
Lovers (Mithuna)
India, Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho, Medieval period, Candella dynasty, 11th century
1982.64CCCC0
Dog with pups
India, Rajasthan, Ajmer, probably Sawar school, 18th century
1969.77CCCC0
Standing Buddha
Northeastern India or Nepal, Gupta/Licchavi period
1968.40CCCC0
Lovers Embracing
India, Popular Mughal School, probably done at Bikaner, Mughal Dynasty
1971.91CCCC0
Monkey General Hanuman
South India, Chola period
1980.26CCCC0
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
Shiva as Lord of Music
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1971.117CCCC0
Standing Shiva Mahadeva
Northern India, Kashmir, 8th century
1989.369CCCC0
Plate with a Scene of Revelry
Northwestern India, possibly Tanesara Mahadeva, Gupta period
1972.71CCCC0
The First Adventure of the White Horse, Page from the Khan Khanan's Razm...
India, Subimperial Mughal school, 17th century
1964.52CCCC0
A Guardian of Shiva
Southwestern India, Karnataka
1964.369CCCC0
Shiva Saint: Manikkavachakar
South India, Tamil Nadu, 12th-13th century
1967.148CCCC0
Sakhi Persuades Radha to Meet Krishna, from the "Lambagraon" Gita...
India, Pahari Hills, Kangra school, Lambagraon series, 19th century
1989.334CCCC0
Mother Goddess
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Gupta Period, 5th-6th Century
1970.12CCCC0
Drawing of an Elephant
India, Mughal School, early 18th Century
1969.65CCCC0
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 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
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
Miniature Votive Stupa
Eastern India, Bihar
1982.132CCCC0
Akshobhya: the Buddha of the East
Northeast India, Bihar, Kurkihar, Pala Period, 9th century
1970.10CCCC0
Grotesque Dancers Performing
Mughal India
1971.88CCCC0
Jahangir
Mughal India
1944.496CCCC0
Temptation of Buddha by the Evil Forces of Mara
Northern India, Kashmir, 8th century
1971.18CCCC0
Goddess Mahabhairavi
India, Himachal Pradesh, 11th century
1982.47CCCC0
Krishna Returns with the Cowherds to Braj, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India, Uttarakhand, probably Garhwal
1971.301CCCC0
Calligraphy
Sur Das (Indian) and 1 other
1947.502.bCCCC0
Bidri Basin
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.205CCCC0
Walking Buddha
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1962.167CCCC0
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
Vajrapani
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1971.14CCCC0
Bidri Hookah Bowl with Roses
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.207CCCC0
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
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
Birth of the Buddha
Northeastern India, Bengal, Pala dynasty
1959.349CCCC0
Female torso
Northeastern India, Pala dynasty
2011.146CCCC0
Madhu Madhavi Ragini
Central India, Malwa
1925.1336CCCC0
Female Tree Deity with Attendant
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, 10th century
1967.202CCCC0
Shiva and Devi on Gajasura's Hide
India, Pahari Hills, Basohli school, 17th century
1952.587CCCC0
Shri Raga
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
1931.451CCCC0
Portrait of Sardar Singh (Son of Savant Singh, 1730–68)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Kishangarh
2001.122CCCC0
Krishna Under a Canopy
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.184CCCC0
Agni, God of Fire
India, Uttar Pradesh
1955.51CCCC0
Bidri Pandan with Chevrons
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.206CCCC0
Ladies Shooting from a Pavilion
India, Rajasthan, Kota school, 19th century
1955.48CCCC0
Monolithic Pillar
Northern India, Mathura, early medieval period, 7th-8th century
1938.14CCCC0
A Rajput Warrior with Camel, Possibly Maru Ragini from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber or Southwestern India, Deccan
2018.168CCCC0
Taking of the Toll, Dana-Lila
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.86CCCC0
Radha’s Confidante Brings Her to Krishna, Based on Poetry of Bihari ...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Jaipur
2018.172CCCC0
Rama’s Brothers Bharata and Shatrughna set out from Ayodhya to find Rama...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
2018.119CCCC0
Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River (recto); Parivati Placing...
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.129CCCC0
Raja Bikram Singh of Guler (r. 1661–75) Smoking a Hookah
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.89CCCC0
Portrait of Prince Sur Singh Rathor of Bikaner (1594–1631)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.188CCCC0
Maharaja Abhai Singh of Marwar (r. 1724–49), Equestrian, Watching Girls...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Rajput Kingdom of Jodhpur
2018.197CCCC0
Krishna Exacts a Toll from the Milkmaids: Dana-Lila, from a Bhagavata...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.186CCCC0
Krishna and Radha Quarreling: Shatha Nayaka, from a Rasikapriya
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bundi
2018.158CCCC0
Tiered Court Scene
Chitarman II (Indian, c. 1680–с. 1750)
1973.237CCCC0
Enthroned Rama and Sita Receive Homage from their Monkey and Bear Allies
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Nurpur
2018.117CCCC0
Nanda and the Elders in Council with the Cowherds, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.192CCCC0
A Warrior Mounting a Held Horse: Saindhava Ragaputra of Shri, from a...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.90CCCC0
The Morning Toilette
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.115CCCC0
Shri Raga, from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)
Nasiruddin (Indian, active 1679–1700)
2018.193CCCC0
Rao Ram Singh I’s Elephant Gone Amok
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.177CCCC0
Krishna Celebrates Holi
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Guler
2018.104CCCC0
Descent of the Ganges
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.111CCCC0
The Heroine Who Waits Anxiously for Her Absent Lover: Utka Nayika
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.114CCCC0
Woman Longing for Her Lover: Verati Ragini of Dipak, from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.176CCCC0
Five Poses of Krishna Making Love, from a Bikaner Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.187CCCC0
Carved Brackets
South India, probably Madurai
1972.282CCCC0
Carved Bracket
South India, probably Madurai
1972.282.2CCCC0
Rati, the Goddess of Erotic Love, Takes Aim at Krishna, from a Rasikapriya
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.183CCCC0
A Disconsolate Lady on a Terrace with Attendants
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.185CCCC0
Princess and attendant in trompe l’oeil window
Aqil Khan (Indian, active mid-1700s)
1955.297CCCC0
Krishna and Balarama Touching the Feet of Vasudeva and Devaki
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.85CCCC0
Ascetic Princess with Snakes in a Wilderness: Asavari Ragini, from a...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.190CCCC0
Vishnu on Ananta, the Endless Serpent
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.155CCCC0
Maharana Bhim Singh of Mewar (r. 1778–1828) with a Consort
attributed to Chokha (Indian, 1770-1830)
2018.150CCCC0
Krishna and Consort on a Palace Balcony with Musicians: Vukharo...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.179CCCC0
Royal Woman Holding a Flower
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.194CCCC0
A Lady with Attendant and a Pair of Deer: Probably Gujari Ragini of...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom, probably Chamba
2018.108CCCC0
Maharaja Shri Anand Singh-ji and His Consort
Ustad Murad (Indian, active 1700s)
2018.195CCCC0
Portrait of Rao Shiv Singh Chandrawat
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Rajput Kingdom of Jodhpur
2018.196CCCC0
Coin of Chandragupta II
India, Chandragupta II, Gupta Period, late 4th-early 5th century
1977.62CCCC0
Celebrations of Krishna's Birth, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India, Jammu and Kashmir, Mankot, 18th century
1988.70CCCC0
Sita in the Garden of Lanka, From the Ramayana epic of Valmiki
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler
1966.143CCCC0
Devi Shrine
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Mandi
2020.80CCCC0
Lovers on a Terrace: Ramakali Ragini of Hindol, from a Bundi Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bundi
2018.156CCCC0
The Birth of Krishna, from a Sursagar of Surdas
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Mewar school, early 18th Century
1984.65CCCC0
Fasting Buddha
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1986.70CCCC0
Krishna Awaiting Radha
India, Pahari Hills, Guler school, 18th century
1936.685CCCC0
Shiva Seated on a Throne in a Landscape
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.113CCCC0
Raja Ram Chand of Amber (r. 1667–88) Hunting Wild Boar
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber
2018.169CCCC0
Drawing of a Man’s Head with an Unusual Turban
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kishangarh
2018.174CCCC0
Women Worshipping a Shiva Linga: Devagandhari Ragini of Hindol, from a...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.87CCCC0
Goddess Mangala, from a Devi Series
India, Rajasthan, Ajmer
2018.154CCCC0
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
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
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
Parshva
Central India, 9th century
1961.419SandstoneOverall: 160.7 x 67 cm (63 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.)John 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
Buddha Calling on Earth to Witness
Northeastern India, Bihar, Tetravan, Pala Period
1935.146Chloritic schistOverall: 94 cm (37 in.)Dudley P. Allen 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
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
Khujasta kills the pet mynah who advises her not to be unfaithful to...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.8.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 19.9 x 14.2 cm (7 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.); Painting only: 12.9 x 10.5 cm (5 1/16 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant hears of his wife’s unfaithfulness (above); the unfaithful...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.10.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 16.3 x 10.3 cm (6 7/16 x 4 1/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.6 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The sentinel in the employ of the Shah of Tabaristan prepares to...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.16.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 10.2 x 10.6 cm (4 x 4 3/16 in.); Overall: 20.1 x 14.3 cm (7 15/16 x 5 5/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The goldsmith and the carpenter inform the king of a dream in which the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.20.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 16.5 x 10.4 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The mendicant’s wife deceives him with a soldier, from a Tuti-nama ...
Mughal India, reign of Akbar
1962.279.26.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 9.1 x 10.6 cm (3 9/16 x 4 3/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.5 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The soldier receives a garland of roses from his wife which will remain...
Mughal India, reign of Akbar
1962.279.27.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 3.8 x 10.6 cm (1 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The two cooks, who attempt to seduce the warrior’s loyal wife, are...
Mughal India, reign of Akbar
1962.279.29.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 12.6 x 10.4 cm (4 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.6 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The two erring cooks, dressed as maidservants, fall at the prince’s feet...
Mughal India, reign of Akbar
1962.279.30.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 5.2 x 10.5 cm (2 1/16 x 4 1/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.7 cm (7 7/8 x 5 13/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The parrot mother cautions her young on the danger of playing with foxes...
Dasavanta (Indian, d. 1584)
1962.279.32.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10 x 10.5 cm (3 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The wounded monkey bites the hand of the prince, his chessmate, in the...
Dasavanta (Indian, d. 1584)
1962.279.32.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20 x 14.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Painting only: 10.2 x 10.6 cm (4 x 4 3/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The monkey slain, his blood to be used as medicine for the ailing prince...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.33.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.3 x 10.6 cm (4 1/16 x 4 3/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The hunter throws away the baby parrots, who pretend to be dead, and...
attributed to Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.35.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.); Painting only: 10.6 x 10.2 cm (4 3/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The hunter offers the mother parrot to the king of Kamarupa, from a Tuti...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.36.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.); Painting only: 10.2 x 10.7 cm (4 x 4 3/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Sixth Night, from...
Dasavanta (Indian)
1962.279.37.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 8.9 x 10.6 cm (3 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Seven men disputing possession of a woman bring her before the Tree of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.42.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 10.4 x 9.8 cm (4 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Seventh Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.43.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9 x 10 cm (3 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The vizier dissuades the king of Bahilistan from executing the dervish...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.44.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 14 x 9.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The dervish brings in as dowry an elephant laden with gold, from a Tuti...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.45.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 4.2 x 9.9 cm (1 5/8 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The dervish brings the King of Kings before the king of Bahilistan, from...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.46.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 13.3 x 9.9 cm (5 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The king of Bahilistan offers his daughter to the King of Kings, from a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.46.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.6 x 10 cm (4 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Brahman gambler sees the daughter of the king of the jinns in a pit...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.47.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.3 x 10 cm (3 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The daughter of the king of the jinns bows before the King of Kings who...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.49.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 16.7 x 9.9 cm (6 9/16 x 3 7/8 in.); Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The rejuvenated old man and the daughter of the king of the jinns take...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.50.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.3 x 10.1 cm (4 7/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eighth Night, from...
India, Mughal, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.51.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.4 x 9.8 cm (4 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The astrologer predicts a calamity for the newly born prince in his...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.52.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6.3 x 9.9 cm (2 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The young prince is presented to the king, his father, by his teacher,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.54.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.5 x 9.8 cm (4 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The king’s handmaiden takes the prince away to the harem, from a Tuti...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.55.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.2 x 10 cm (3 5/8 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The prince rejects the amorous advances of the king’s handmaiden, from a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.55.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.6 x 9.9 cm (3 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Landscape with a lotus pool, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot):...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.57.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 4 x 10.4 cm (1 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.8 cm (7 7/8 x 5 7/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
A woman asks her lover to leave her house, brandishing his sword and...
Gujarati (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.58.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.); Painting only: 16.7 x 10 cm (6 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The handmaiden appeals for justice and the prince is taken to the...
Tara 2 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.63.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 16.6 x 10 cm (6 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The prince’s ordeal continues, he is ordered away to be executed for the...
Ghulam 'Ali (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.66.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 16.4 x 11.1 cm (6 7/16 x 4 3/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The deceitful wife returns to her terrace after caressing her lover,...
Shravana (Indian)
1962.279.67.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.9 x 10 cm (3 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The deceitful wife ejects the procuress after blackening her face, from...
Shravana (Indian)
1962.279.67.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.5 x 10 cm (4 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The farmer, father of the son with the deceitful wife, steals away with...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.68.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.4 x 10.1 cm (4 1/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The deceitful wife persuades her husband to sleep in the same place...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.68.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.5 x 10.1 cm (3 3/4 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The husband berates his wife for purchasing gravel instead of sugar,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.70.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 11.7 x 10.2 cm (4 5/8 x 4 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The handmaiden again pleads for the death of the prince, from a Tuti...
Lalu
1962.279.71.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.1 x 10.3 cm (4 x 4 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The young prince recounts his experiences to his father, the king, from...
Suraju (Indian)
1962.279.72.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11 x 10.1 cm (4 5/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The young prince is crowned and the wicked handmaiden is executed, from...
Suraju (Indian)
1962.279.73.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.1 x 14.3 cm (7 15/16 x 5 5/8 in.); Painting only: 13 x 10.1 cm (5 1/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The parrot brings a fruit from the Tree of Life to the king of Syria,...
Lalu
1962.279.75.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 7.6 x 10.2 cm (3 x 4 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The old man eats of the fruit of the Tree of Life, but drops dead, from...
Lalu
1962.279.78.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 11.4 x 10.2 cm (4 1/2 x 4 in.); Overall: 20.1 x 14.3 cm (7 15/16 x 5 5/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Tenth Night, from...
Iqbal (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.80.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.9 x 10.1 cm (3 7/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The creatures of the sea are asked by the king of the Ocean to take a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.89.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.3 x 10.1 cm (2 7/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The king of the Ocean, having assumed human form, arrives at the court...
Ghulam 'Ali (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.92.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20 x 14.7 cm (7 7/8 x 5 13/16 in.); Painting only: 11.5 x 10.3 cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twelfth Night,...
Tara 1 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.95.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.1 x 10.3 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The street cleaner, on his way to meet King Bhojaraja, sleeps under a...
India, Mughal court, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.97.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.5 x 10.4 cm (4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
King Bhojaraja tries in vain to ascertain the whereabouts of the pearl...
India, Mughal court, reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 16th century
1962.279.97.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.5 x 10.1 cm (2 15/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The daughter of the merchant of Mazanderan asks the gardener for the...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.98.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6 x 10.1 cm (2 3/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant’s daughter encounters a wolf and bandits on her way to meet...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.99.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.2 x 10.1 cm (4 7/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant’s daughter meets the gardener, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.100.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.8 x 10.1 cm (3 7/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The infant son of the king of Isfahan responds to music, from a Tuti...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.105.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20 x 14.1 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Painting only: 12.4 x 10.1 cm (4 7/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The invention of musical instruments from the intestines of a monkey,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.108.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.7 x 10.2 cm (3 13/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The origin of music from a fabulous bird of India which had seven holes...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.110.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.2 x 14 cm (7 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10 x 10 cm (3 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Fifteenth Night,...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.112.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.6 x 10 cm (3 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The lion disturbed by mice who eat the food trapped in his aging teeth,...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.113.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.7 x 10.1 cm (3 1/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The wolf advises the lion to consult the cat, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.114.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6 x 10.3 cm (2 3/8 x 4 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The cat attacks the mice which disturb the lion, from a Tuti-nama (Tales...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.115.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20 x 14 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.9 x 10.1 cm (3 1/2 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The daughter-in-law of the king of Banaras, charmed by the music of a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.119.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.2 x 9.9 cm (4 7/16 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The vagabond crosses a stream with the possessions of the daughter-in...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.120.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.5 x 10.2 cm (3 3/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant Mansur departs on a sea voyage, leaving his wife behind,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.125.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.7 x 10.1 cm (3 13/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Nikfal, the fortune of the prince in the form of a woman, offers to...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.132.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The prince, having deprived the snake of its natural food, a frog, feeds...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.132.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The prince and Nikfal are joined by Khalis and the Mukhlis who are the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.134.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.138.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twentieth Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.143.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Three suitors fight amongst themselves for the hand of the devotee’s...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.144.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The suitors take the devotee’s daughter out of her tomb after breaking...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.146.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The three suitors again begin to quarrel among themselves for the hand...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.147.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.8 x 10 cm (3 1/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The wolf and the jackal, serving as viziers, instigate the lion who...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.152.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.8 x 10.4 cm (4 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-third Night...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.160.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.7 x 10.1 cm (3 7/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant has the hateful skull ground and put into a box, from a...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.161.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.5 x 10.2 cm (4 1/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant’s daughter gives birth to a son as a result of eating out...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.161.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.8 x 10.1 cm (3 1/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Bashir confides his love for Habbaza to an Arab friend, and sends him to...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.167.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 16 x 10.1 cm (6 5/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Habbaza meets Bashir under a tree, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot):...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.168.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 13.8 x 10 cm (5 7/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The lover of Hamnaz, who has been hanged from the gallows, bites off her...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.177.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 13.5 x 10.1 cm (5 5/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
In order to falsely implicate her husband, Hamnaz places a knife by his...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.177.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.9 x 10.1 cm (3 7/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Snake Enters into an Argument with the Frog, from a Tuti-nama (Tales...
Mughal India, Court of Akbar
1962.279.183.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.5 x 10.2 cm (3 3/4 x 4 in.)Gift 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.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 10.5 x 10 cm (4 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.); Overall: 20.1 x 15.3 cm (7 15/16 x 6 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-ninth Night...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.192.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 9.7 x 10 cm (3 13/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The monkey, serving as the lion’s chamberlain, converses with the lynx...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.193.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 7.7 x 10.3 cm (3 1/16 x 4 1/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The lion returns to his territory and sees the monkey conversing with...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.194.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 13.9 x 10.2 cm (5 1/2 x 4 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.1 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The monkey advises the suspicious lion to cast off fear and take...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.196.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 9.9 x 10 cm (3 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.); Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The lion, suspecting treachery on the part of the monkey, slays him and...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.197.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 12.5 x 10 cm (4 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Thirtieth Night,...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.198.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.5 x 10.2 cm (4 1/2 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
A woman with two children, having abandoned her home, goes into the...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.200.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 15.6 x 10.2 cm (6 1/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The woman conversing with her children, as the leopard returns, egged on...
India, Mughal, Reign of Akbar, 16th century
1962.279.202.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift 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
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
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
Royal Women Celebrating Diwali
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
1971.82Gum tempera 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
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
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
Maharao Ram Singh II of Kota (r. 1828–66) Worships Brij Nathji as the...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.181Gum tempera and gold on paperPurchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna Lifts Mount Govardhan, from a Bhagavata Purana
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.134Gum tempera on paperPage: 19.4 x 27.6 cm (7 5/8 x 10 7/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase 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
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
Vishnu Riding on Garuda
Eastern India, Bihar
1961.46SchistOverall: 81.3 x 47 cm (32 x 18 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Circumcision ceremony for Akbar’s sons, painting 126 from an Akbar-nama ...
attributed to Dharam Das (Indian, active c. 1580–1605)
1971.76Gum tempera, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Monkey General Hanuman
South India, Chola period
1980.26BronzeOverall: 58.4 cm (23 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Banavari 1 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
2003.38Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 35.2 x 23.8 cm (13 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.)Alma Kroeger 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 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
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
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
Miniature Votive Stupa
Eastern India, Bihar
1982.132Bronze with inlay of semiprecious stonesOverall: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
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
Bodhisattva  Manjushri: Lord of Wisdom
East India, Bengal
1960.285Bronze with gilding and inlay of semiprecious stonesOverall: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.); Part 1: 6.5 x 15.5 x 11.9 cm (2 9/16 x 6 1/8 x 4 11/16 in.); Part 2: 41.9 x 15.2 cm (16 1/2 x 6 in.); Part 3: 16.5 x 8.5 cm (6 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Grotesque Dancers Performing
Mughal India
1971.88Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperImage: 16 x 9 cm (6 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Jahangir
Mughal India
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
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
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
Goddess Mahabhairavi
India, Himachal Pradesh, 11th century
1982.47BronzeOverall: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
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
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
The siege of Arbela in the era of Hulagu Khan, page from a Chingiz-nama ...
Sur Das (Indian) and 1 other
1947.502.aColor on paperImage: 34 x 20 cm (13 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.); Overall: 38.5 x 25 cm (15 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.); with mat: 49 x 36.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Calligraphy
Sur Das (Indian) and 1 other
1947.502.bInk and color on paperImage: 34 x 20 cm (13 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.); Overall: 38.5 x 25 cm (15 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.); with mat: 49 x 36.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bidri Basin
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.205Zinc alloy with silver and brass inlayDiameter: 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.); height: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase 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
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
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
Bidri Hookah Bowl with Roses
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.207Zinc alloy with silver and brass inlayDiameter: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.); height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase 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
A Prince Performs Austerities (recto); Shiva and His Followers Return to...
Eastern India, Odisha
2018.175Gum tempera 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
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
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
1972.285Gum tempera and ink 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
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
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
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
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
Shri Raga
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
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
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
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
Krishna Under a Canopy
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.184Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 26.7 x 17.8 cm (10 1/2 x 7 in.); Miniature: 22.9 x 14 cm (9 x 5 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Agni, God of Fire
India, Uttar Pradesh
1955.51SandstoneOverall: 73 x 40.6 cm (28 3/4 x 16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Bidri Pandan with Chevrons
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.206Zinc alloy with silver overlayDiameter: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.); height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
A Ruler Presents a Document to Visiting Nobles
Southern India, Deccan
1996.296Opaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 22 x 32.7 cm (8 11/16 x 12 7/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
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
Rustam Takes Aim at Ashkabus, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings)
Sultanate India, Deccan or Malwa
2020.204Gum tempera and ink on paperFolio: 31.8 x 25.6 cm (12 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.); Painting: 13.7 x 20.5 cm (5 3/8 x 8 1/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
A Rajput Warrior with Camel, Possibly Maru Ragini from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber or Southwestern India, Deccan
2018.168Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperMiniature: 26 x 17.6 cm (10 1/4 x 6 15/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Taking of the Toll, Dana-Lila
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.86Page: 26.2 x 19.9 cm (10 5/16 x 7 13/16 in.); Image: 21.2 x 17.9 cm (8 3/8 x 7 1/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Radha’s Confidante Brings Her to Krishna, Based on Poetry of Bihari ...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Jaipur
2018.172Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 28.3 x 39.4 cm (11 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.); Miniature: 21.6 x 31.4 cm (8 1/2 x 12 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Rama’s Brothers Bharata and Shatrughna set out from Ayodhya to find Rama...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
2018.119Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 24.9 x 35.7 cm (9 13/16 x 14 1/16 in.); Image: 20.5 x 31.5 cm (8 1/16 x 12 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River (recto); Parivati Placing...
India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century
2003.129Black 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.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Raja Bikram Singh of Guler (r. 1661–75) Smoking a Hookah
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.89Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 21.7 x 28.8 cm (8 9/16 x 11 5/16 in.); Image: 17.2 x 24.4 cm (6 3/4 x 9 5/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Portrait of Prince Sur Singh Rathor of Bikaner (1594–1631)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.188Gum tempera 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
Maharaja Abhai Singh of Marwar (r. 1724–49), Equestrian, Watching Girls...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Rajput Kingdom of Jodhpur
2018.197Gum tempera and gold on paperMiniature: 29.9 x 19.4 cm (11 3/4 x 7 5/8 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: Dana-Lila, from a Bhagavata...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.186Gum tempera and gold 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
Krishna and Radha Quarreling: Shatha Nayaka, from a Rasikapriya
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bundi
2018.158Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 28.3 x 18.4 cm (11 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.); Miniature: 26.4 x 15.3 cm (10 3/8 x 6 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase 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
Enthroned Rama and Sita Receive Homage from their Monkey and Bear Allies
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Nurpur
2018.117Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 40.7 x 28.9 cm (16 x 11 3/8 in.); Image: 23.7 x 14.9 cm (9 5/16 x 5 7/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
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
Nanda and the Elders in Council with the Cowherds, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.192Gum tempera, silver, and gold 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 Warrior Mounting a Held Horse: Saindhava Ragaputra of Shri, from a...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.90Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 25.7 x 18.8 cm (10 1/8 x 7 3/8 in.); Image: 20.8 x 14.5 cm (8 3/16 x 5 11/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
The Morning Toilette
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.115Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 26.5 x 18.6 cm (10 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Image: 22.1 x 13.8 cm (8 11/16 x 5 7/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Shri Raga, from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)
Nasiruddin (Indian, active 1679–1700)
2018.193Gum tempera and gold 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
Rao Ram Singh I’s Elephant Gone Amok
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.177Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20 x 41.6 cm (7 7/8 x 16 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna Celebrates Holi
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Guler
2018.104Gum tempera, gold, and silver on paperPage: 21 x 29.4 cm (8 1/4 x 11 9/16 in.); Image: 15.5 x 23.8 cm (6 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Descent of the Ganges
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.111Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 20.8 x 29.8 cm (8 3/16 x 11 3/4 in.); Image: 17.6 x 26.9 cm (6 15/16 x 10 9/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
The Heroine Who Waits Anxiously for Her Absent Lover: Utka Nayika
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.114Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 26.3 x 17.8 cm (10 3/8 x 7 in.); Image: 25.2 x 16.6 cm (9 15/16 x 6 9/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Woman Longing for Her Lover: Verati Ragini of Dipak, from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.176Gum tempera, ink, gold, and silver on paperPage: 30.2 x 24.2 cm (11 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.); Miniature: 21 x 11.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Five Poses of Krishna Making Love, from a Bikaner Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.187Gum tempera and gold 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
Carved Brackets
South India, probably Madurai
1972.282Ivory with traces of pigmentOverall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)Bequest of Edgar A. HahnCCCC0
Rati, the Goddess of Erotic Love, Takes Aim at Krishna, from a Rasikapriya
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.183Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 31.8 x 26 cm (12 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.); Miniature: 26 x 23.5 cm (10 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharaja Anup Singh of Bikaner (reigned 1669–98) Receives a Courtier
Ruknuddin (Indian, active c. 1666–97)
2018.191Ink and gum tempera 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
A Disconsolate Lady on a Terrace with Attendants
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.185Gum tempera, silver, and gold on paperPage: 28.3 x 22.9 cm (11 1/8 x 9 in.); Miniature: 23.5 x 15.2 cm (9 1/4 x 6 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase 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
Diagrams of the Universe: The Two-and-a-Half Continents, the Universe in...
Western India, Gujarat
2018.201Gum tempera, ink, and gold 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
Krishna and Balarama Touching the Feet of Vasudeva and Devaki
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.85Gum tempera, gold and silver on paperPage: 28.5 x 21.6 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.); Image: 24.3 x 16.5 cm (9 9/16 x 6 1/2 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
2018.190Gum tempera 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
Vishnu on Ananta, the Endless Serpent
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.155Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 17.8 x 17.6 cm (7 x 6 15/16 in.); Image: 17.1 x 16.7 cm (6 3/4 x 6 9/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharana Bhim Singh of Mewar (r. 1778–1828) with a Consort
attributed to Chokha (Indian, 1770-1830)
2018.150Gum tempera, silver and gold on paperMiniature: 24.8 x 15.9 cm (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna and Consort on a Palace Balcony with Musicians: Vukharo...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.179Gum tempera, ink, silver, and gold on paperPage: 32.7 x 23.8 cm (12 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.); Miniature: 18.8 x 12.7 cm (7 3/8 x 5 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Royal Woman Holding a Flower
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.194Gum tempera 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
Pediment with the face of Glory (Kirti-mukha)
Northern India
1988.102SandstoneOverall: 50.8 x 94 cm (20 x 37 in.)The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
A Lady with Attendant and a Pair of Deer: Probably Gujari Ragini of...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom, probably Chamba
2018.108Gum tempera on paperPage: 21.9 x 15.6 cm (8 5/8 x 6 1/8 in.); Image: 16.7 x 10.1 cm (6 9/16 x 4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharaja Shri Anand Singh-ji and His Consort
Ustad Murad (Indian, active 1700s)
2018.195Gum tempera, silver, and gold 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
Portrait of Rao Shiv Singh Chandrawat
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Rajput Kingdom of Jodhpur
2018.196Gum tempera and gold on paperMiniature: 31.8 x 22.2 cm (12 1/2 x 8 3/4 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
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
Sita in the Garden of Lanka, From the Ramayana epic of Valmiki
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler
1966.143Opaque watercolor 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
Devi Shrine
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Mandi
2020.80Gum tempera and gold on paper31.8 x 24.1 cm (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)Gift of Nancy and Wayne HunnicuttCCCC0
A Heroine and Her Paramour: Malavi Ragini, from a Ragamala
2018.139Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 37.5 x 29.2 cm (14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Lovers on a Terrace: Ramakali Ragini of Hindol, from a Bundi Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bundi
2018.156Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 21.3 x 12.4 cm (8 3/8 x 4 7/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
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
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
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
Kandala Dies on Hearing the News of Madhava’s Death, from a Madhavanala...
India, Bilaspur
2018.94Gum tempera and gold on paperImage: 17.6 x 28.5 cm (6 15/16 x 11 1/4 in.); Page: 20.2 x 31 cm (7 15/16 x 12 3/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Madhava Plays his Vina before Five Women Drawing Water from a Well, from...
India, Bilaspur
2018.93Gum tempera and gold on paperImage: 19.1 x 28.6 cm (7 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.); Page: 21.7 x 30.9 cm (8 9/16 x 12 3/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Madhava Faces a Man Holding a Scale, from a Madhavanala Kamakandala
India, Bilaspur
2018.95Gum tempera and gold on paperImage: 19.2 x 28.7 cm (7 9/16 x 11 5/16 in.); Page: 21.8 x 30.4 cm (8 9/16 x 11 15/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
The  Lover Leaves Wistfully in the Morning after a Passionate Tryst:...
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.123Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 19.1 x 16.5 cm (7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Shiva Seated on a Throne in a Landscape
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.113Gum tempera on paperPage: 30.2 x 21.9 cm (11 7/8 x 8 5/8 in.); Image: 28.3 x 19.8 cm (11 1/8 x 7 13/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Raja Ram Chand of Amber (r. 1667–88) Hunting Wild Boar
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber
2018.169Gum tempera and gold on paperMiniature: 26 x 37.8 cm (10 1/4 x 14 7/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Abduction of Rukmini: Krishna Tied the Hands of Rukma, from a Bhagavata...
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.127Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 16.9 x 20 cm (6 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.); Miniature: 14 x 17.8 cm (5 1/2 x 7 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Drawing of a Man’s Head with an Unusual Turban
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kishangarh
2018.174Gum tempera and gold on paperMiniature: 22.6 x 16.5 cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Women Worshipping a Shiva Linga: Devagandhari Ragini of Hindol, from a...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.87Gum tempera and gold on paperMiniature: 21 x 18.4 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Goddess Mangala, from a Devi Series
India, Rajasthan, Ajmer
2018.154Color on paperMiniature: 24.8 x 21 cm (9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
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