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Altarpiece with Relics
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357CCCC0
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Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357.aCCCC0
Altarpiece with Relics - God the Father
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357.bCCCC0
Altarpiece with Relics - Putto with Ewer, upper left
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357.cCCCC0
Altarpiece with Relics - Putto with column, upper right
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357.dCCCC0
Altarpiece with Relics - Putto, middle left
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357.eCCCC0
Altarpiece with Relics - Putto, middle right
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357.fCCCC0
Altarpiece with Relics - Angel, lower left
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357.gCCCC0
Altarpiece with Relics - Angel, lower right
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357.hCCCC0
Altarpiece with Relics - Sponge, lower left
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357.iCCCC0
Altarpiece with Relics - Lance, lower right
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357.jCCCC0
Selections from the New Collection of Japanese Poems from Ancient and...
Hon'ami Kōetsu (Japanese, 1558–1637) and 1 other
1966.118CCCC0
Thirty-Six Poetic Immortals
Tatebayashi Kagei (Japanese, active mid-1700s)
1960.183CCCC0
White Sake
Tateishi Harumi (Japanese, 1908–1994)
2022.44©
Ladies Shooting from a Pavilion
India, Rajasthan, Kota school, 19th century
1955.48CCCC0
Leaf from a Qur'an
Seljuk Iran
1939.507CCCC0
Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon (verso), from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period (1256-1353)
1943.658.bCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.473CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto) [Right side of Bifolio]
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.473.1.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso) (right side of bifolio)
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.473.1.bCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto) (left side of bifolio)
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.473.2.aCCCC0
Waves
Nakamura Hōchū (Japanese, d. 1819)
1999.90CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period (1501–1722)
1924.746CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Illuminated Page
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period (1501–1722)
1924.746.1.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Verso); Right folio of Double-Page Illuminated...
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period (1501–1722)
1924.746.1.bCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Left Folio of Double-Page Illuminated...
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period (1501–1722)
1924.746.2.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso); Text Page
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period (1501–1722)
1924.746.2.bCCCC0
Persian Couplets (recto), Calligraphy, Persian Verses; Single Page...
Iran. Isfahan, Safavid Period, late 16th-early 17th Century
1944.494.aCCCC0
Ravana’s sister Shurpanakha complains that Lakshmana cut off her nose...
Northern India, Pahari Region, Himachal Pradesh, possibly Rajput Kingdom of Mandi, court of Sidh Sen (reigned 1684–1727)
2018.107CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid, 9th century
1993.39CCCC0
Folio from a Qur'an; right side of bifolio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid
1993.39.1CCCC0
Page from a Qur'an (recto)
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid
1993.39.1.aCCCC0
Page from a Qur'an (verso)
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid
1993.39.1.bCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto; verso); Left side of Bifolio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid Period, 9th century
1993.39.2CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto); left side of bifolio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid Period, 9th century
1993.39.2.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso); Left side of Bifolio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid Period, 9th century
1993.39.2.bCCCC0
A prince riding a composite elephant
India, Golconda, Deccan, 16th century
2013.282CCCC0
Sugriva challenges his brother Vali, King of the Forest Dwellers, to a...
Northern India, Pahari Region, Himachal Pradesh, Rajput Kingdom of Nurpur, Court of Dayadhata (reigned 1700–1735)
1973.103CCCC0
Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Timurid period (1370-1501)
1944.490.bCCCC0
Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana in the forest
Northern India, Pahari Region, Himachal Pradesh, Rajput Kingdom of Kangra, Court of Aniruddh Chand (reigned 1823–1833)
1989.332CCCC0
Folio 18 from a Chandana Malayagiri Varta (Story of King Chandana and...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kishangarh
1968.108CCCC0
Ravana battles the great vulture Jatayu and feeds him blood-covered...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kishangarh
1968.108.aCCCC0
Jatayu approaches Rama and Lakshmana who are wondering where Sita could...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kishangarh
1968.108.bCCCC0
Tuti-Nama (Tales of a Parrot)
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279CCCC0
Khujasta kills the pet mynah who advises her not to be unfaithful to...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.8.aCCCC0
The merchant hears of his wife’s unfaithfulness (above); the unfaithful...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.10.bCCCC0
The sentinel in the employ of the Shah of Tabaristan prepares to...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.16.aCCCC0
The goldsmith and the carpenter inform the king of a dream in which the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.20.aCCCC0
The goldsmith judged; the bear cubs trained by the carpenter as though...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.23.aCCCC0
The mendicant’s wife deceives him with a soldier, from a Tuti-nama ...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.26.bCCCC0
The soldier receives a garland of roses from his wife which will remain...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.27.aCCCC0
The two cooks, who attempt to seduce the warrior’s loyal wife, are...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.29.aCCCC0
The two erring cooks, dressed as maidservants, fall at the prince’s feet...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.30.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.33.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...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.35.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.35.bCCCC0
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...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.42.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Seventh Night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.43.aCCCC0
The vizier dissuades the king of Bahilistan from executing the dervish...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.44.bCCCC0
The dervish brings in as dowry an elephant laden with gold, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.45.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.45.bCCCC0
The dervish brings the King of Kings before the king of Bahilistan, from...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.46.aCCCC0
The king of Bahilistan offers his daughter to the King of Kings, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.46.bCCCC0
The Brahman gambler sees the daughter of the king of the jinns in a pit...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.47.bCCCC0
The daughter of the king of the jinns bows before the King of Kings who...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.49.bCCCC0
The rejuvenated old man and the daughter of the king of the jinns take...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.50.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eighth Night, from...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.51.bCCCC0
The astrologer predicts a calamity for the newly born prince in his...
Banavari 1 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.52.bCCCC0
The young prince is presented to the king, his father, by his teacher,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.54.bCCCC0
The king’s handmaiden takes the prince away to the harem, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.55.aCCCC0
The prince rejects the amorous advances of the king’s handmaiden, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.55.bCCCC0
The prince being taken away for execution on the false complaint of the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.56.bCCCC0
Landscape with a lotus pool, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot):...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
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
Landscape with a lotus pool, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot),...
Gujarati (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.59.aCCCC0
The prince, once reprieved, is returned to the palace of execution a...
Gujarati (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.59.bCCCC0
The handmaiden again appeals for justice and the prince is led to the...
Gujarati (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.61.bCCCC0
The lover’s son makes an elephant of the pastry dough carried by the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.62.aCCCC0
The unfaithful wife explaining away the presence of the dough elephant,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.62.bCCCC0
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...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.68.aCCCC0
The deceitful wife persuades her husband to sleep in the same place...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.68.bCCCC0
The merchant’s clerk replaces the sugar purchased by the philandering...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.70.aCCCC0
The husband berates his wife for purchasing gravel instead of sugar,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.70.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eleventh Night,...
Banavari 2 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.87.aCCCC0
The Brahman’s predicament is conveyed by the wind to the fish who...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.89.aCCCC0
The creatures of the sea are asked by the king of the Ocean to take a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
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 Brahman, unable to select from the four gifts of the king of the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.93.bCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.96.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.96.bCCCC0
The street cleaner, on his way to meet King Bhojaraja, sleeps under a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.97.aCCCC0
King Bhojaraja tries in vain to ascertain the whereabouts of the pearl...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.97.bCCCC0
The infant son of the king of Isfahan responds to music, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.105.aCCCC0
The invention of musical instruments from the intestines of a monkey,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.108.bCCCC0
The origin of music from a fabulous bird of India which had seven holes...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.110.bCCCC0
The wolf advises the lion to consult the cat, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.114.aCCCC0
The daughter-in-law of the king of Banaras, charmed by the music of a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.119.bCCCC0
The vagabond crosses a stream with the possessions of the daughter-in...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.120.aCCCC0
The daughter-in-law of the king of Banaras sees the jackal deprived of...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.121.aCCCC0
The daughter-in-law returns from her misadventure, feigning insanity,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.122.bCCCC0
The merchant Mansur departs on a sea voyage, leaving his wife behind,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.125.bCCCC0
The young man, who has magically taken on the appearance of Mansur the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.128.aCCCC0
The young man changes himself to look like Mansur, and thus inveigles...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.128.bCCCC0
The false Mansur punished before the judge and expelled from the city,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.129.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.130.bCCCC0
The prince meets a carefree dancing dervish whose good fortune he...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.131.bCCCC0
Nikfal, the fortune of the prince in the form of a woman, offers to...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.132.aCCCC0
The prince, having deprived the snake of its natural food, a frog, feeds...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.132.bCCCC0
The prince and Nikfal are joined by Khalis and the Mukhlis who are the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.134.bCCCC0
The prince, with the help of Mukhlis who changes into a frog, recovers...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.135.bCCCC0
Khalis repays the prince for his kindness by changing into a snake and...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.136.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.138.aCCCC0
The Brahman’s wife who killed a peacock and ate its gallbladder on the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.140.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twentieth Night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.143.aCCCC0
Three suitors fight amongst themselves for the hand of the devotee’s...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.144.bCCCC0
The suitors take the devotee’s daughter out of her tomb after breaking...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.146.aCCCC0
The third suitor strikes the devotee’s daughter and thus restores her to...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.146.bCCCC0
The three suitors again begin to quarrel among themselves for the hand...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.147.aCCCC0
The Brahman comes upon a lion who has a deer and a gazelle as his...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.150.aCCCC0
The wolf and the jackal, serving as viziers, instigate the lion who...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.152.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-second...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.154.aCCCC0
The court jester meets a Zangi dancing with joy, and learns from him...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.155.aCCCC0
As punishment, the jester’s wife and the Zangi are thrown into fire and...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.158.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-third Night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.160.aCCCC0
The merchant has the hateful skull ground and put into a box, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.161.aCCCC0
The merchant’s daughter gives birth to a son as a result of eating out...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.161.bCCCC0
Kamjuy, the wife of the Raja, averts her face from the fishes, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.163.aCCCC0
The forty wives and their secret paramours being punished by stoning to...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.164.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-Fourth...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.165.bCCCC0
Bashir confides his love for Habbaza to an Arab friend, and sends him to...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.167.bCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.168.aCCCC0
Habbaza meets Bashir under a tree, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot):...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.168.bCCCC0
The disguised Arab, substituting for Habbaza, is whipped by her husband...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.169.bCCCC0
Habbaza’s sister, who is sent to console her, discovers the disguised...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.170.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-fifth Night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.171.bCCCC0
Mukhtar throws his wife Maimuna into the pit, but she saves herself,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.174.bCCCC0
The destitute Mukhtar meets his wife Maimuna at a holy shrine, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.175.bCCCC0
The lover of Hamnaz, who has been hanged from the gallows, bites off her...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.177.aCCCC0
In order to falsely implicate her husband, Hamnaz places a knife by his...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.177.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-sixth Night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.179.bCCCC0
The dethroned frog Shapur seeks the help of the serpent, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.182.aCCCC0
The snake enters into an argument with the frog, from a Tuti-nama (Tales...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.183.bCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-seventh...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.185.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-ninth Night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.192.aCCCC0
The monkey, serving as the lion’s chamberlain, converses with the lynx...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.193.aCCCC0
The lion returns to his territory and sees the monkey conversing with...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.194.bCCCC0
The monkey advises the suspicious lion to cast off fear and take...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.196.aCCCC0
The lion, suspecting treachery on the part of the monkey, slays him and...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.197.aCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Thirtieth Night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.198.aCCCC0
A woman with two children, having abandoned her home, goes into the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.200.bCCCC0
The woman conversing with her children, as the leopard returns, egged on...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.202.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.203.aCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-first night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.203.bCCCC0
The donkey, in a tiger’s skin, reveals his identity by braying aloud,...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.207.aCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-second...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.208.aCCCC0
Kaiwan sends a message of love to Khurshid, wife of his brother Utarid...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.209.bCCCC0
Latif, who has murdered his brother, falsely accuses Khurshid of the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.211.aCCCC0
Kaiwan, Latif, and Sharif arrive at a house of worship, where they seek...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.213.bCCCC0
The tale of the three men trapped in a cave by a rolling boulder, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.215.aCCCC0
Khurshid reunited with her husband Utarid, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.216.bCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-third night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.217.bCCCC0
Preparation for the marriage of Mahmuda to the Young Vizier, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.219.bCCCC0
Hearing her declaration of love, Ayaz falls at the feet of Mahmuda at...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.221.aCCCC0
Salim and Salima return to Ayaz and Mahmuda in the sanctuary, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.222.aCCCC0
The two couples reach a foreign city where they make their home, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.222.bCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-fourth...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.223.bCCCC0
The three young men present themselves as suitors for the hand of Zuhra,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.225.aCCCC0
The third suitor, who is an archer, shoots the wicked fairy who has...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.226.aCCCC0
The Raja’s son vows to sever his head and offer it to the image if he is...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.227.aCCCC0
The princess discovers the dead bodies, with heads severed, of her...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.229.bCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.231.aCCCC0
The Brahman gives an account of his falling in love with the king of...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.231.bCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.232.aCCCC0
The magician, disguised as a Brahman, visits the king of Babylon, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.232.bCCCC0
The son of the king of Babylon sees the Brahman transformed into a woman...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.234.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.234.bCCCC0
The magician disguised as a Brahman returns to claim his “daughter-in...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.236.aCCCC0
Page from Tales of a Parrot (Tuti-nama): text page
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.236.bCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-sixth night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.237.aCCCC0
The king dreams of a lady, the personification of wealth, departing from...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.239.bCCCC0
Mahrusa’s marriage to the prefect of the city, from a Tuti-nama (Tales...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.240.bCCCC0
The king of Zabul sees Mahrusa from his palace balcony, from a Tuti-nama...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.241.aCCCC0
Mahrusa kills herself at the tomb of the king of Zabul, and her husband...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.242.aCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-seventh...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.243.aCCCC0
The prince, a son of the ruler of Sistan, enters the service of a snake,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.245.bCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-eighth...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.248.aCCCC0
The queen of Rum watches the peahen prefer to burn rather than abandon...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.254.bCCCC0
The painting made by the vizier of the emperor of China for the queen of...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.256.bCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the fortieth night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.258.aCCCC0
Shahr-Arai and her lover dallying on a bed beneath which is concealed...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.259.bCCCC0
Shahr-Arai’s husband bends to kiss his wife who feigns sleep, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.261.bCCCC0
Shahr-Arai and her husband adopt her lover as a brother in the family,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.262.aCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-first night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.263.aCCCC0
The gardener seizes and beats a donkey who insisted on braying, while...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.267.aCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-second night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.268.aCCCC0
The marriage of ‘Ubaid, son of a merchant of Tirmiz, from a Tuti-nama ...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.268.bCCCC0
The merchant of Tirmiz takes the wise parrot and myna to ‘Ubaid, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.269.bCCCC0
The Raja’s daughter, born with three breasts, accompanies her blind...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.271.aCCCC0
The Raja’s daughter and her lover stoned to death for adultery, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.272.bCCCC0
Repenting his conduct, ‘Ubaid falls at the feet of his parents, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.275.aCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-third night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.276.aCCCC0
The snake, hidden in a basket of flowers, reveals himself to the Raja...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.278.bCCCC0
The Emir slays the snake after giving it shelter, from a Tuti-nama ...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.287.bCCCC0
The court of the Raja of Ujjain, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot):...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.291.bCCCC0
The parrot laughs on hearing the Raja of Ujjain’s wife admire her beauty...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.292.bCCCC0
The Raja of Ujjain, who is traveling in the guise of a yogi, meets two...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.293.bCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-seventh...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.300.bCCCC0
The four destitute friends go to a wise man who gives each one of them a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.301.bCCCC0
The fourth man digs at the spot where he dropped the shell, expecting...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.302.bCCCC0
The young man of Baghdad solicits advice from a friend as his slave girl...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.305.aCCCC0
The bag of gold which he received for the slave girl being stolen in a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.306.aCCCC0
The young man of Baghdad joins the Hashimi’s boat as a sailor to find...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.307.aCCCC0
The young man of Baghdad reveals his true identity to the Hashimi, from...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.308.bCCCC0
The young man of Baghdad reunited with his slave-girl, from a Tuti-nama ...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.310.aCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-ninth night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.311.aCCCC0
The eldest brother explains the reason for his youthful appearance, from...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.315.aCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the fiftieth night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.316.aCCCC0
The king’s emissary being provided with gifts for his mission to Rum in...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.317.aCCCC0
The merchant returns bringing a young slave who is really the son of the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.318.bCCCC0
The guard spares the life of the slave when he learns that he is the son...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.321.bCCCC0
The king places the talisman on his sleeping wife, from a Tuti-nama ...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.323.aCCCC0
The guard restores the son who falls at his mother’s feet, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.323.bCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the fifty-first night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.324.bCCCC0
Khulasa, a vizier, sees the daughter of Khassa, another vizier, and...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.325.bCCCC0
King Bahram, who has married Khassa’s daughter, has her tied to a camel...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.328.aCCCC0
Khusrau, the King of Kings, pays homage to the pious daughter of Khassa,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.329.bCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the fifty-second night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.332.bCCCC0
The bird of seven colors brings a sable to the pious man, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.333.bCCCC0
The pious man’s wife offers the seven-colored bird as food to her lover,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.335.bCCCC0
The son of the pious man slays the dragon, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.337.bCCCC0
The pious man’s son presents the slain dragon to the king, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.338.aCCCC0
The king gives his daughter in marriage to the pious man’s son, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.339.aCCCC0
The pious man’s son, now a king, reveals himself to his father; his...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279.340.aCCCC0
Tiered Court Scene
Chitarman II (Indian, c. 1680–с. 1750)
1973.237CCCC0
Poem-card from the Shinkokin wakashu (New Collection of Japanese Poems...
Hon'ami Kōetsu (Japanese, 1558–1637) and 1 other
1987.60CCCC0
The birth of Rama and his brothers, from Chapter 17 of the Bala Kanda ...
Northern India, Pahari Region, Himachal Pradesh, Rajput Kingdom of Kangra, Court of Aniruddh Chand (reigned 1823–33)
1953.13CCCC0
Jain Ascetic Walking Along a Riverbank
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1967.244CCCC0
Royal Reception in a Landscape, left folio from the double frontispiece...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period (1370-1501)
1956.10.aCCCC0
Preface (verso) from a double-page frontispiece of a Shahnama of...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period (1370-1501)
1956.10.bCCCC0
Shah Jahan
Hashim (Indian, active 1598-c.1650)
1920.1969CCCC0
Queen Kaikeyi reminds King Dasharatha about the sacrifices of King Bali...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar, Court of Amar Singh II (reigned 1698–1710)
2018.142CCCC0
A Family of Tartars
India, Punjab, probably Lahore, Company School, 19th century
2011.137CCCC0
Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana visit the hermitage of the sage Bharadvaja at...
Central India, Malwa Region, Madhya Pradesh
2018.129CCCC0
The siege of Arbela in the era of Hulagu Khan, from a Chingiz-nama (Book...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600) and 1 other
1947.502CCCC0
Mughal ruler Humayun defeating the Afghans before reconquering India,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1971.77CCCC0
Maharaja Chattarsol of Kotah Shooting Lions
India, Rajasthan, Kotah school, mid 19th century
2011.150CCCC0
Summer Flowers
Kitagawa Sōsetsu (Japanese, active 1639–50)
1992.380CCCC0
Lady with a Parasol
Koikawa Harumasa (Japanese)
1985.257CCCC0
Battle between Manuchihr and Tur, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings) of...
Mughal India, court of Jahangir (reigned 1605–27)
1945.171CCCC0
Alamshah cleaving asunder the chain of the wheel, from volume 11 of a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1976.74CCCC0
The Flowering of Joseph's Rod, Folio 11 (verso), from a Mirror of...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim (1569–1627)
2005.145.11.bCCCC0
Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, Folio 24 (verso), from a Mirror of...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim (1569–1627)
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
Simeon Kneels in Front of Mary and Jesus After Recognizing Them, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim (1569–1627)
2005.145.40.aCCCC0
John the Baptist recognizes Christ by the appearance of a dove, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim (1569–1627)
2005.145.50.bCCCC0
Angels bring food to Jesus in the wilderness, from a Mirror of Holiness ...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim (1569–1627)
2005.145.55.aCCCC0
Jesus being awakened during a tempest on the Sea of Galilee, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim (1569–1627)
2005.145.77.aCCCC0
Mary Magdalene presents ointment to Jesus, from a Mirror of Holiness ...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim (1569–1627)
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 (1569–1627)
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 (1569–1627)
2005.145.143.aCCCC0
The Flagellation, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim (1569–1627)
2005.145.182.aCCCC0
Preaching Sakyamuni
Western Tibet, Toling Monastery, 11th century
2000.67CCCC0
Girls Spraying Each Other at Holi
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
1971.83CCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Prince and Ascetics
Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596–1645)
1971.79CCCC0
King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala Sit Alone to Discuss Her Dreams,...
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.24.aCCCC0
Text, Folio 24 (verso), from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.24.bCCCC0
Text, Folio 31 (verso), from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat
1932.119.31.bCCCC0
Text, Folio 37 (recto), from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.37.aCCCC0
Mahavira's Initiation Tonsure, Folio 37 (verso), from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, last quarter of the 15th century
1932.119.37.bCCCC0
Parshva Undergoes Physical Trials, Folio 46 (recto), from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, late 15th-early 16th century
1932.119.46.aCCCC0
Text, Folio 46 (verso), from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat, late 15th-early 16th century
1932.119.46.bCCCC0
Text, Folio 51 (verso), from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat
1932.119.51.bCCCC0
Text, Folio 54 (recto), from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat
1932.119.54.aCCCC0
Text, Folio 57 (recto), from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat
1932.119.57.aCCCC0
Text, Folio 60 (recto), from a Kalpa-sutra
Western India, Gujarat
1932.119.60.aCCCC0
Calligraphy of Lyrical Quatrains (verso)
Mughal India, probably Lucknow
2013.348.bCCCC0
Arrival of the "Southern Barbarians"
Japan, Momoyama period (1573-1615)
1960.193CCCC0
Arrival of the "Southern Barbarians"
Japan, Momoyama period (1573-1615)
1960.193.1CCCC0
Arrival of the "Southern Barbarians"
Japan, Momoyama period (1573-1615)
1960.193.2CCCC0
Court lady singing and playing the vina
Muhammad Rizavi Hindi (Indian, active mid-1700s)
2013.349CCCC0
Court lady singing and playing the vina
Muhammad Rizavi Hindi (Indian, active mid-1700s)
2013.349.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.474CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso)
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.474.bCCCC0
Madhu Madhavi Ragini
Central India, Malwa
1925.1336CCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha meeting
India, Provincial Mughal, Lucknow, 18th century
1939.164CCCC0
Bahram Visits the White Domed Pavilion on Friday (recto)
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period (1501-1722)
2006.146.aCCCC0
Horse Stable
Japan, Muromachi period (1392–1573)
1934.373CCCC0
Horses and Grooms in the Stable
Japan, Muromachi period (1392–1573)
1934.373.1CCCC0
Horse Stable
Japan, Muromachi period (1392–1573)
1934.373.2CCCC0
An Episode from the Story of the Sasanian King Khusrau and His Beloved...
Iran, probably Shiraz, Safavid period (1501-1722)
1947.500CCCC0
An Episode from the Story of the Sasanian King Khusrau and His Beloved...
Iran, probably Shiraz, Safavid period (1501-1722)
1947.500.bCCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha (recto); Text Page, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Shiraz or Mashhad, Safavid period (1501-1722)
1947.501CCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha (recto); Illustration and Text (Persian Verses) in an...
Iran, Shiraz or Mashhad, Safavid period (1501-1722)
1947.501.aCCCC0
Rustam's seventh course: He kills the White Div, folio 124 from a Shah...
Mir Musavvir (Iranian, c. 1510–1555) and 1 other
1988.96CCCC0
Rao Ram Singh I’s Elephant Gone Amok
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.177CCCC0
Maru Ragini, from Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber or Southwestern India, Deccan
2018.168CCCC0
Radha’s Confidante Brings Her to Krishna, Based on Poetry of Bihari ...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Jaipur
2018.172CCCC0
Susuki Grass
Japan, Muromachi period (1392–1573)
1984.43CCCC0
Susuki Grass
Japan, Muromachi period (1392–1573)
1984.43.1CCCC0
Susuki Grass
Japan, Muromachi period (1392–1573)
1984.43.2CCCC0
Krishna and the Cowherds Dive into the River, from a Rasikapriya
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.126CCCC0
Posthumous portrait of the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah (reigned 1719...
Muhammad Rizavi Hindi (Indian, active mid-1700s) and 1 other
2013.347CCCC0
Posthumous portrait of the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah (reigned 1719...
Muhammad Rizavi Hindi (Indian, active mid-1700s)
2013.347.aCCCC0
Calligraphic exercises and verses of Hafiz (Persian, about 1325–1389) ...
Mahmud ibn Ishaq al-Shahabi (Persian, active mid- to late 1500s)
2013.347.bCCCC0
The Saltmaker's Story
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1972.12CCCC0
The Saltmaker's Story
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1972.12.1CCCC0
The Saltmaker's Story
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1972.12.2CCCC0
Hulagu Khan giving a feast and dispensing favor upon the amirs and...
Lal (Indian, active c. 1555–1600) and 2 others
2013.304CCCC0
The Beach at Sumiyoshi from the Tales of Ise
Tawaraya Sōtatsu (Japanese, c. 1570-c. 1640)
1951.398CCCC0
Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises (recto); Persian...
Sultan Muhammad Khandan (Iranian, d. after 1550)
1983.1115CCCC0
Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises (recto)
Sultan Muhammad Khandan (Iranian, d. after 1550)
1983.1115.aCCCC0
Persian Verse (khamriyya) (verso)
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period (1501–1722)
1983.1115.bCCCC0
Birds and Flowers
Kano Mitsunobu (Japanese, 1565–1608) and 1 other
1948.128CCCC0
Birds and Flowers
Kano Shōei (Japanese, 1519–1592)
1948.128.1CCCC0
Birds and Flowers
Kano Mitsunobu (Japanese, 1565–1608)
1948.128.2CCCC0
Head of a Beauty
India, Mughal school, 18th century
1932.117CCCC0
Snails
Nagasawa Rosetsu (Japanese, 1754–1799)
1998.5CCCC0
Winter and Summer Flowers
Kaihō Yūshō (Japanese, 1533–1615)
1987.40CCCC0
Winter and Summer Flowers
Kaihō Yūshō (Japanese, 1533–1615)
1987.40.1CCCC0
Winter and Summer Flowers
Kaihō Yūshō (Japanese, 1533–1615)
1987.40.2CCCC0
Camel and Groom; Single Page Illustration
Shaykh Muhammad (Iranian)
1944.489CCCC0
Maharana Sangram Singh II (r. 1710–34) Worshipping a Linga Under a...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
2018.144CCCC0
Portrait of Nushirwan the Just (verso) from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period (1256-1353)
1959.330.bCCCC0
Isfandiyar slays Arjasp, the king of Turan, from a Shah-nama (Book of...
Haidar Kashmiri (Indian, active late 1500s-early 1600s)
2013.314CCCC0
Maharana Jagat Singh II of Mewar (r. 1734–51) Dressed as a Bhil, Hunting...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
2018.146CCCC0
A scene of the life of Alexander from the Sharaf-nameh
Iran, probably Shiraz, Safavid period (1501-1722)
2021.237CCCC0
Royal Elephant Ramkali with a Mahout
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar region, Rajput kingdom of Jodhpur, Court of Ram Singh (reigned 1749–51 and 1753–72)
2005.202CCCC0
Draupadi Rescued from Abduction, from a Mahabharata
Northern India, Popular Mughal School, probably done at Bikaner
2018.189CCCC0
Page of disasters, from the Tarikh-i Alfi (History of the Thousand [Years])
India, Mughal, 16th century, made for Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1932.36CCCC0
Peafowl and Phoenixes
Tosa Mitsuyoshi (Japanese, 1539–1613)
1986.2CCCC0
Black and White Bird Perched on a Shrub
Shafi' Abbasi (Iranian)
1971.84CCCC0
Animals, Precious Stones, Coins, and Musical Instruments (recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Ilkhanid period (1256-1353)
1945.385CCCC0
Animals, Precious Stones, Coins, and Musical Instruments (recto) from a...
Iran, Shiraz, Ilkhanid period (1256-1353)
1945.385.aCCCC0
Animals, Birds, and Plants (verso) from a Mu'nis al-Ahrar fi Daqa'iq al...
Iran, Shiraz, Ilkhanid period (1256-1353)
1945.385.bCCCC0
Woman Longing for Her Lover: Verati Ragini of Dipak, from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.176CCCC0
Krishna and Consort on a Palace Balcony with Musicians: Vukharo...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.179CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.480CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto)
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.480.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso)
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.480.bCCCC0
Prince Shreyamsa dreams of the coming of Rishabha, from a...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber
2021.12CCCC0
Tiger Hunt of Ram Singh II
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput kingdom of Kota, court of Ram Singh II (reigned 1826–66)
1991.168CCCC0
Ragini Desakh of Meghamalhar
India, Rajasthan, possibly Raghugarh school, 18th century
1965.32CCCC0
Flowers and Trees of the Four Seasons
Watanabe Shikō (Japanese, 1683–1755)
2021.132CCCC0
Flowers and Trees of the Four Seasons (right screen)
Watanabe Shikō (Japanese, 1683–1755)
2021.132.1CCCC0
Flowers and Trees of the Four Seasons (left screen)
Watanabe Shikō (Japanese, 1683–1755)
2021.132.2CCCC0
Qualities of Ringdoves (recto); On the Benefits of Quails (verso), from...
Iran, Maragah, Ilkhanid period (1256–1353)
1945.382CCCC0
Folio from a Persian Manafi‘ al-Hayawan (The Benefits of Animals) of Abu...
Iran, Maragah, Ilkhanid period (1256–1353)
1945.382.aCCCC0
Folio from a Persian Manafi‘ al-Hayawan (The Benefits of Animals) of Abu...
Iran, Maragah, Ilkhanid period (1256–1353)
1945.382.bCCCC0
Scenes from the Tales of Ise
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1969.127CCCC0
Chrysanthemums by the Water
Sakai Hōitsu (Japanese, 1761–1828)
1961.259CCCC0
Emperor Yao Visiting Yu Chonghua
Kusumi Morikage (Japanese, active c. 1620–1690)
1968.105CCCC0
Scene from a Noh Play
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1985.283CCCC0
Transfer of the Embryo, folio 13 from a Kalpa-sutra (recto)
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Jaunpur
17.2014.a©
Portrait of Kō Sūkoku
Watanabe Kazan (Japanese, 1793–1841) and 1 other
1976.8CCCC0
Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto); Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid period (1501-1722) (recto); Iran, possibly Timurid period (1370-1501) (verso)
1947.496CCCC0
A Courtier, Possibly Khan Alam, Holding a Spinel and a Deccan Sword
Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596–1645) and 1 other
2013.323CCCC0
A Courtier, Possibly Khan Alam, Holding a Spinel and a Deccan Sword
Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596–1645) and 1 other
2013.323.aCCCC0
Page from the Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds)
Abd al-Rahim, the Anbarin-Qalam (Indian, active c. 1590–1630)
2013.323.bCCCC0
Folio from a Qur'an
Seljuk Iran
1933.488CCCC0
Page from a Qur'an (recto)
Seljuk Iran
1933.488.aCCCC0
Page from a Qur'an (verso)
Seljuk Iran
1933.488.bCCCC0
Famous Views of Ōmi
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1983.19CCCC0
Album of Illustrations for the Tale of Genji
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1961.202CCCC0
Gatehouse from Album of Illustrations for the Tale of Genji
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1961.202.fCCCC0
Fireflies from Album of Illustrations for the Tale of Genji
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1961.202.lCCCC0
Summer Night; Winter Day
Maruyama Ōkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795)
1973.156CCCC0
Summer Night
Maruyama Ōkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795)
1973.156.1CCCC0
Winter Day
Maruyama Ōkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795)
1973.156.2CCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.aCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.cCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.dCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.eCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.gCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.iCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.jCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.kCCCC0
Manuscript of the Prashnavyakarana-sutra
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Mandore
26.2014©
The Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup
Soga Shōhaku (Japanese, 1730–1781)
1976.11CCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Harem Night-Bathing Scene (recto)
India, Mughal court, reign of Shah Jahan (1628-1658), Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756), 17th Century
1987.153.aCCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Calligraphy Framed by an Ornamental...
India, Mughal court, reign of Shah Jahan (1628-1658), Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756), 17th Century
1987.153.bCCCC0
Crossing at Sano
Tawaraya Sōtatsu (Japanese, c. 1570-c. 1640)
1949.554CCCC0
Seventy-two Peaks Against the Blue Sky
Matsumura Goshun (Japanese, 1752–1811)
1980.28CCCC0
A Couple (from the series Costumes and Professions)
South India, Tanjore, 19th century
2001.164CCCC0
Portrait of Raja Bikramajit
Lal Chand (Indian)
1945.170CCCC0
Landscape with Boater
Tanomura Chikuden (Japanese, 1777–1835)
1985.250CCCC0
Autumn in the Mountains
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1978.174CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
The Illustrated Miraculous Origins of the Yūzū Nenbutsu School
Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1333)
1956.87Handscroll; ink, color and gold on paperImage: 29.7 x 1232.4 cm (11 11/16 x 485 3/16 in.); Overall: 30.3 x 1373.5 cm (11 15/16 x 540 3/4 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt, John L. Severance, and Edward L. Whittemore FundsCCCC0
Altarpiece with Relics
Joseph Matthias Götz (German, 1696–1760) and 1 other
1964.357gilded wood, with relics in niches: gilded wood, mother-of-pearl, ebony, red silk, gold wire, seed pearls, rock crystal, pen and ink on paperOverall: 165.1 x 108 x 20 cm (65 x 42 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Selections from the New Collection of Japanese Poems from Ancient and...
Hon'ami Kōetsu (Japanese, 1558–1637) and 1 other
1966.118handscroll; ink, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 23.2 x 346.6 cm (9 1/8 x 136 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Thirty-Six Poetic Immortals
Tatebayashi Kagei (Japanese, active mid-1700s)
1960.183two-fold screen; ink, color, and gold on paperImage: 170 x 182.8 cm (66 15/16 x 71 15/16 in.); Overall: 174.4 x 187.2 cm (68 11/16 x 73 11/16 in.); Closed: 94 x 4 cm (37 x 1 9/16 in.)Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt FundCCCC0
White Sake
Tateishi Harumi (Japanese, 1908–1994)
2022.44Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on paperPainting: 174.9 x 101.6 cm (68 7/8 x 40 in.); Mounted: 248 x 121 cm (97 5/8 x 47 5/8 in.)John L. Severance Fund©
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
Leaf from a Qur'an
Seljuk Iran
1939.507opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 32 x 21.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur Arrives at the House of a Merchant, text page (recto); Bahram...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period (1256-1353)
1943.658opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 45.8 x 34.4 cm (18 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.473ink, gold, and colors on paperEdward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Waves
Nakamura Hōchū (Japanese, d. 1819)
1999.90fan painting mounted as a hanging scroll; ink and color with gold on paperImage: 39.8 x 53 cm (15 11/16 x 20 7/8 in.); Overall: 126.4 x 61.3 cm (49 3/4 x 24 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period (1501–1722)
1924.746ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 28 x 17.4 cm (11 x 6 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Persian Couplets (recto); Sleeping Youth (verso)
Riza-yi Abbasi (Iranian)
1944.494ink, gold and opaque watercolor on paperImage: 21 x 12.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.); Overall: 31.6 x 20.4 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.); Text area: 21 x 12.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ravana’s sister Shurpanakha complains that Lakshmana cut off her nose...
Northern India, Pahari Region, Himachal Pradesh, possibly Rajput Kingdom of Mandi, court of Sidh Sen (reigned 1684–1727)
2018.107Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 21.6 x 31.8 cm (8 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.); Image: 18.4 x 28.9 cm (7 1/4 x 11 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid, 9th century
1993.39gold, ink and colors on parchmentSheet: 26.7 x 36.3 cm (10 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.)The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase 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
Sugriva challenges his brother Vali, King of the Forest Dwellers, to a...
Northern India, Pahari Region, Himachal Pradesh, Rajput Kingdom of Nurpur, Court of Dayadhata (reigned 1700–1735)
1973.103Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperImage: 16.4 x 26.8 cm (6 7/16 x 10 9/16 in.); Page: 20.7 x 31 cm (8 1/8 x 12 3/16 in.); with mat: 36.3 x 49 cm (14 5/16 x 19 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment ...
Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperEdward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Youth Seated by a Willow; Single Page Illustration
Muhammad Yusuf (Iranian)
1947.499ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 33.5 x 21.9 cm (13 3/16 x 8 5/8 in.); Image: 15 x 9.6 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana in the forest
Northern India, Pahari Region, Himachal Pradesh, Rajput Kingdom of Kangra, Court of Aniruddh Chand (reigned 1823–1833)
1989.332Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperImage: 21.5 x 15.1 cm (8 7/16 x 5 15/16 in.); with borders: 23.9 x 17.3 cm (9 7/16 x 6 13/16 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Folio 18 from a Chandana Malayagiri Varta (Story of King Chandana and...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kishangarh
1968.108Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperRecto Image: 13.4 x 14.9 cm (5 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.); Verso image: 14.9 x 14.8 cm (5 7/8 x 5 13/16 in.); Page: 28.8 x 20 cm (11 5/16 x 7 7/8 in.)James Parmelee and Cornelia Blakemore Warner FundsCCCC0
Tuti-Nama (Tales of a Parrot)
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1962.279gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Tiered Court Scene
Chitarman II (Indian, c. 1680–с. 1750)
1973.237Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 54.6 x 39 cm (21 1/2 x 15 3/8 in.); Image: 40.1 x 29.1 cm (15 13/16 x 11 7/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Michael de HavenonCCCC0
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
Poem-card from the Shinkokin wakashu (New Collection of Japanese Poems...
Hon'ami Kōetsu (Japanese, 1558–1637) and 1 other
1987.60card mounted on a hanging scroll; gold, silver, and ink on paperOverall: 132.1 x 43.2 cm (52 x 17 in.); Painting only: 20 x 17.4 cm (7 7/8 x 6 7/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The birth of Rama and his brothers, from Chapter 17 of the Bala Kanda ...
Northern India, Pahari Region, Himachal Pradesh, Rajput Kingdom of Kangra, Court of Aniruddh Chand (reigned 1823–33)
1953.13Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperImage: 25.1 x 34 cm (9 7/8 x 13 3/8 in.); Page: 29.9 x 38.5 cm (11 3/4 x 15 3/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Jain Ascetic Walking Along a Riverbank
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1967.244gum tempera, ink, and gold 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
Royal Reception in a Landscape, left folio from the double frontispiece...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period (1370-1501)
1956.10opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperRecto Image: 26.1 x 20.7 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.); Overall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 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
Nushirwan Listens to the Owls (recto); the Story of Nushirwan and his...
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period (1501-1722)
1944.487opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 32.7 x 21.8 cm (12 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Image: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.); Text area: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Queen Kaikeyi reminds King Dasharatha about the sacrifices of King Bali...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar, Court of Amar Singh II (reigned 1698–1710)
2018.142gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPurchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Circumcision ceremony for Akbar’s sons, painting 126 from an Akbar-nama ...
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
A Family of Tartars
India, Punjab, probably Lahore, Company School, 19th century
2011.137ink, watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 25.3 x 33.8 cm (9 15/16 x 13 5/16 in.)Gift of Maxeen and John Flower in honor of Dr. Stanislaw CzumaCCCC0
Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana visit the hermitage of the sage Bharadvaja at...
Central India, Malwa Region, Madhya Pradesh
2018.129gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 18.1 x 15.6 cm (7 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
The siege of Arbela in the era of Hulagu Khan, from a Chingiz-nama (Book...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600) and 1 other
1947.502opaque watercolor, ink, and gold 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
Mughal ruler Humayun defeating the Afghans before reconquering India,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1971.77Gum tempera, 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
Maharaja Chattarsol of Kotah Shooting Lions
India, Rajasthan, Kotah school, mid 19th century
2011.150ink, color and gold on paperOverall: 30 x 22.5 cm (11 13/16 x 8 7/8 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Summer Flowers
Kitagawa Sōsetsu (Japanese, active 1639–50)
1992.380hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paperOverall: 197.6 x 65.5 cm (77 13/16 x 25 13/16 in.); Painting only: 107.5 x 45.8 cm (42 5/16 x 18 1/16 in.)Bequest of Maud Eells CorningCCCC0
Lady with a Parasol
Koikawa Harumasa (Japanese)
1985.257hanging scroll; ink, color, gold, and silver pigments on paperOverall: 87.9 x 45 cm (34 5/8 x 17 11/16 in.); Painting only: 103 x 27.6 cm (40 9/16 x 10 7/8 in.)The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin SmithCCCC0
Battle between Manuchihr and Tur, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings) of...
Mughal India, court of Jahangir (reigned 1605–27)
1945.171Gum tempera, 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
Alamshah cleaving asunder the chain of the wheel, from volume 11 of a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
1976.74Gum tempera, ink, and gold on cotton and paperPage: 83.7 x 67 cm (32 15/16 x 26 3/8 in.)Gift of George P. BickfordCCCC0
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
The Flowering of Joseph's Rod, Folio 11 (verso), from a Mirror of...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim (1569–1627)
2005.145.11.bGum tempera, ink, 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
Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, Folio 24 (verso), from a Mirror of...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim (1569–1627)
2005.145.24.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 26.3 x 15.6 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Magi Follow the Star, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of...
Payag (Indian)
2005.145.34.aGum tempera, 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.bGum tempera, 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 (1569–1627)
2005.145.40.aGum tempera, 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 (1569–1627)
2005.145.50.bGum tempera, 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 (1569–1627)
2005.145.55.aGum tempera, 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 (1569–1627)
2005.145.77.aGum tempera, ink, 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 (1569–1627)
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 (1569–1627)
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 (1569–1627)
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 (1569–1627)
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
Preaching Sakyamuni
Western Tibet, Toling Monastery, 11th century
2000.67miniature votive painting (tsai-kali); ink, color, and gold on paperOverall: 11.6 x 10.7 cm (4 9/16 x 4 3/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Girls Spraying Each Other at Holi
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
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
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Prince and Ascetics
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
Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures
Western India, Gujarat
1932.119Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Court Lady Pouring Wine (recto); Calligraphy of Lyrical Quatrains (verso)
Mughal India, probably Lucknow
2013.348Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 30.6 x 25 cm (12 1/16 x 9 13/16 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
Folio 40 from a Kalpa-sutra: Text (recto); Birth of Mahavira (verso)
Western India, Gujarat
1976.27gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 9.4 x 28.4 cm (3 11/16 x 11 3/16 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Rustam meets the challenge of Ashkabus, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings)...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid Period, 16th century
1960.199Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 25.4 x 15.7 cm (10 x 6 3/16 in.); Overall: 31 x 20.1 cm (12 3/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Text area: 21 x 13.5 cm (8 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.)Gift of John C. HeegeCCCC0
Folio from an Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Abdallah ibn al-Fadl (Iraq)
1977.91ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paperSheet: 33.1 x 24.5 cm (13 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Arrival of the "Southern Barbarians"
Japan, Momoyama period (1573-1615)
1960.193Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paperOverall: 146.7 x 337.2 cm (57 3/4 x 132 3/4 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Court lady singing and playing the vina
Muhammad Rizavi Hindi (Indian, active mid-1700s)
2013.349opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperPage: 31.1 x 26.2 cm (12 1/4 x 10 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
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.474ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 23.5 x 16.4 cm (9 1/4 x 6 7/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Timur distributes gifts from his grandson, the Prince of Multan, from a...
Shravana (Indian)
2012.301opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 28.2 x 20.2 cm (11 1/8 x 7 15/16 in.); Image: 14.7 x 9.8 cm (5 13/16 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
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
Layla and Majnun in the wilderness with animals, from a Khamsa (Quintet)...
Sanwalah (Indian, active c. 1580–1600)
2013.301opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperPage: 24.9 x 16.8 cm (9 13/16 x 6 5/8 in.); Painting: 18.6 x 16.2 cm (7 5/16 x 6 3/8 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
A mendicant bowing before a holy man, from the Prince Salim Album
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
2013.296Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperPage: 32.7 x 21.1 cm (12 7/8 x 8 5/16 in.); Painting: 13.6 x 7.5 cm (5 3/8 x 2 15/16 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
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
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
Bahram Visits the White Domed Pavilion on Friday, illustrated with text...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period (1501-1722)
2006.146opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperGift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of his wife Marilyn M. Simpson and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.CCCC0
Horse Stable
Japan, Muromachi period (1392–1573)
1934.373Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paperPainting: 146 x 349.6 cm (57 1/2 x 137 5/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
An Episode from the Story of the Sasanian King Khusrau and His Beloved...
Iran, probably Shiraz, Safavid period (1501-1722)
1947.500opaque watercolor, gold, silver, and ink on paper; double-sidedSheet: 29.6 x 16.2 cm (11 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.); Image: 21 x 13 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha (recto); Text Page, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Shiraz or Mashhad, Safavid period (1501-1722)
1947.501opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 29.8 x 17.3 cm (11 3/4 x 6 13/16 in.); Image: 21.3 x 15.3 cm (8 3/8 x 6 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Rustam's seventh course: He kills the White Div, folio 124 from a Shah...
Mir Musavvir (Iranian, c. 1510–1555) and 1 other
1988.96opaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paperSheet: 47.5 x 32.2 cm (18 11/16 x 12 11/16 in.); Image: 28.4 x 18.5 cm (11 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan, from a Persian translation of the...
Southern India, Deccan
2006.203gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 32.3 x 24.1 cm (12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in.); Image: 23.5 x 18 cm (9 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)Gift of Eugene and Joan Savitt in memory of Dr. and Mrs. E.K. Zaworski, her grandparentsCCCC0
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
Maru Ragini, from Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)
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
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
Susuki Grass
Japan, Muromachi period (1392–1573)
1984.43Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paperOverall: 150.3 x 348.8 cm (59 3/16 x 137 5/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Krishna and the Cowherds Dive into the River, from a Rasikapriya
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.126gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20.6 x 17.8 cm (8 1/8 x 7 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Posthumous portrait of the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah (reigned 1719...
Muhammad Rizavi Hindi (Indian, active mid-1700s) and 1 other
2013.347opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper (recto); ink and opaque watercolor with gold on paper (verso)Painting only: 14.4 x 10.3 cm (5 11/16 x 4 1/16 in.); Page: 28 x 23.8 cm (11 x 9 3/8 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
The Saltmaker's Story
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1972.12Pair of handscrolls; ink, color, and gold on paperOverall: 17.7 x 917.5 cm (6 15/16 x 361 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Hulagu Khan giving a feast and dispensing favor upon the amirs and...
Lal (Indian, active c. 1555–1600) and 2 others
2013.304opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper, text on versoPage: 38.4 x 25.2 cm (15 1/8 x 9 15/16 in.); Painting: 33.3 x 21.1 cm (13 1/8 x 8 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
The Beach at Sumiyoshi from the Tales of Ise
Tawaraya Sōtatsu (Japanese, c. 1570-c. 1640)
1951.398Poetry sheet mounted as an album leaf; ink, color, and gold on paperImage: 24.5 x 20.9 cm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.); Overall: 40.6 x 33.2 x 1.6 cm (16 x 13 1/16 x 5/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises (recto); Persian...
Sultan Muhammad Khandan (Iranian, d. after 1550)
1983.1115ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paperGift of Mrs. Mehmed A. Simsar in memory of Dr. Mehmed A. SimsarCCCC0
Birds and Flowers
Kano Mitsunobu (Japanese, 1565–1608) and 1 other
1948.128Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paperImage: 155.5 x 340 cm (61 1/4 x 133 7/8 in.)Gift of William G. MatherCCCC0
Head of a Beauty
India, Mughal school, 18th century
1932.117ink, color, and gold on paperImage: 24.5 x 16.5 cm (9 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.); Overall: 30.5 x 20.5 cm (12 x 8 1/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Snails
Nagasawa Rosetsu (Japanese, 1754–1799)
1998.5hanging scroll, ink, color, gold and silver pigments on paperImage: 114.3 x 40.6 cm (45 x 16 in.); Overall: 200.7 x 54 cm (79 x 21 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Winter and Summer Flowers
Kaihō Yūshō (Japanese, 1533–1615)
1987.40Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paperOverall: 174 x 376 cm (68 1/2 x 148 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Camel and Groom; Single Page Illustration
Shaykh Muhammad (Iranian)
1944.489ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paperImage: 21.4 x 28.4 cm (8 7/16 x 11 3/16 in.); Overall: 28.6 x 40.8 cm (11 1/4 x 16 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Maharana Sangram Singh II (r. 1710–34) Worshipping a Linga Under a...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
2018.144Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperPage: 24.8 x 18.1 cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/8 in.); Miniature: 23.2 x 16.8 cm (9 1/8 x 6 5/8 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
Persian Verses: The Fortieth Year of King Kisra Nushirwan's Reign and...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period (1256-1353)
1959.330opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 59.3 x 40.2 cm (23 3/8 x 15 13/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Isfandiyar slays Arjasp, the king of Turan, from a Shah-nama (Book of...
Haidar Kashmiri (Indian, active late 1500s-early 1600s)
2013.314Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper, text on versoPage: 36.7 x 24.4 cm (14 7/16 x 9 5/8 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
The Goddess Annihilates the Demon Raktabija, from a Devi-Mahatmya
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.128gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 16.2 x 25.7 cm (6 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Three Musicians Perform Before a King: Shri Raga, from a Ragamala
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.131gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper20.8 x 16.5 cm (8 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharana Jagat Singh II of Mewar (r. 1734–51) Dressed as a Bhil, Hunting...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
2018.146gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 17.2 x 24.8 cm (6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
A scene of the life of Alexander from the Sharaf-nameh
Iran, probably Shiraz, Safavid period (1501-1722)
2021.237Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperGift of Lori H. Luciano in memory of her parents, Nicholas H. and Rhea A. LucianoCCCC0
Women Play Music for Radha and Krishna: Chitrini Nayika, from a Rasikapriya
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.132gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 22.9 x 16.2 cm (9 x 6 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Royal Elephant Ramkali with a Mahout
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar region, Rajput kingdom of Jodhpur, Court of Ram Singh (reigned 1749–51 and 1753–72)
2005.202gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperImage: 20.6 x 21.4 cm (8 1/8 x 8 7/16 in.); Sheet with border: 24.1 x 25 cm (9 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Draupadi Rescued from Abduction, from a Mahabharata
Northern India, Popular Mughal School, probably done at Bikaner
2018.189gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 14.6 x 19.4 cm (5 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.); Miniature: 11.2 x 16.5 cm (4 7/16 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Page of disasters, from the Tarikh-i Alfi (History of the Thousand [Years])
India, Mughal, 16th century, made for Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)
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
Peafowl and Phoenixes
Tosa Mitsuyoshi (Japanese, 1539–1613)
1986.2Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paperOverall: 173.1 x 374.4 cm (68 1/8 x 147 3/8 in.); Overall: 175.9 x 377.2 cm (69 1/4 x 148 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Black and White Bird Perched on a Shrub
Shafi' Abbasi (Iranian)
1971.84opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 16.1 x 25 cm (6 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.); Image: 7.7 x 13.4 cm (3 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Animals, Precious Stones, Coins, and Musical Instruments (recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Ilkhanid period (1256-1353)
1945.385opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 19.7 x 13.5 cm (7 3/4 x 5 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
King Luhrasp Ascends the Throne: a Processon Arrives at Court (recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period (1501-1722)
1962.24opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperSheet: 47 x 29.7 cm (18 1/2 x 11 11/16 in.); Image: 43.9 x 26.6 cm (17 5/16 x 10 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade 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
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
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250–1517)
1933.480ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 41.2 x 32.4 cm (16 1/4 x 12 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Prince Shreyamsa dreams of the coming of Rishabha, from a...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber
2021.12Gum tempera, ink, silver, and gold on paper26.7 x 42.5 cm (10 1/2 x 16 3/4 in.)Jo Hershey Selden FundCCCC0
Tiger Hunt of Ram Singh II
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput kingdom of Kota, court of Ram Singh II (reigned 1826–66)
1991.168Gum tempera, ink, and gold 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
A prince celebrating Holi with palace women on a terrace at night (recto...
India, Farrukhabad, Mughal, 18th century
2013.342opaque watercolor and gold on paper (recto); ink on paper, four lines of Persian poetry (verso)Page: 28.2 x 20.2 cm (11 1/8 x 7 15/16 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
Ragini Desakh of Meghamalhar
India, Rajasthan, possibly Raghugarh school, 18th century
1965.32ink, color and gold on paperImage: 22 x 13 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.); Overall: 24.3 x 15.9 cm (9 9/16 x 6 1/4 in.)Sundry Purchase FundCCCC0
Flowers and Trees of the Four Seasons
Watanabe Shikō (Japanese, 1683–1755)
2021.132Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gold, silver, and gilding on paperEach screen: 155 x 368.5 cm (61 x 145 1/16 in.)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
Qualities of Ringdoves (recto); On the Benefits of Quails (verso), from...
Iran, Maragah, Ilkhanid period (1256–1353)
1945.382opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 10.2 x 9 cm (4 x 3 9/16 in.); Overall: 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.); Text area: 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Scenes from the Tales of Ise
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1969.127Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paperPainting only: 95.2 x 276 cm (37 1/2 x 108 11/16 in.); Overall: 109.3 x 258.9 cm (43 1/16 x 101 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Nushirwan Sends Mihran Sitad to Fetch the Daughter of the King of China ...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period (1370-1501)
1962.25opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 14.7 x 15 cm (5 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.); Overall: 32.5 x 23.2 cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/8 in.); Text area: 23 x 15.5 cm (9 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Chrysanthemums by the Water
Sakai Hōitsu (Japanese, 1761–1828)
1961.259fan painting: ink, color, and gold on paperPainting: 25.3 x 55.3 cm (9 15/16 x 21 3/4 in.); Overall: 37.1 x 68.5 cm (14 5/8 x 26 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Autumn Evening with Full Moon on Musashino Plain
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
2000.4Pair of six-fold screens; ink, color, and gold and silver foil on gilded paperOverall: 170.2 x 346.7 cm (67 x 136 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ghatotkacha and three demons in his company chase Bhagadatta, from...
Fazl (Indian, active early 1600s)
2013.321Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 36.7 x 24 cm (14 7/16 x 9 7/16 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
Krishna as the Destroyer of Demons, from a Sursagar of Surdas (Indian, c...
India, Rajasthan, Mewar school
1984.172ink, color and gold on paperOverall: 36.5 x 25.4 cm (14 3/8 x 10 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Leaf from a Qur'an
Egypt ?
1933.481ink, gold, and colors on paperEdward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Emperor Yao Visiting Yu Chonghua
Kusumi Morikage (Japanese, active c. 1620–1690)
1968.105One of a pair of six-panel folding screens, ink, slight color, and gold on paperImage: 131.9 x 348 cm (51 15/16 x 137 in.); Including mounting: 147.3 x 363.7 cm (58 x 143 3/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Scene from a Noh Play
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1985.283hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on paperOverall: 158.8 x 62.2 cm (62 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.); Painting only: 77.2 x 40.7 cm (30 3/8 x 16 in.)The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin SmithCCCC0
Transfer of the Embryo, folio 13 from a Kalpa-sutra (recto)
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Jaunpur
17.2014.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 11.7 x 29.5 cm (4 5/8 x 11 5/8 in.); Matted: 38.1 x 50.8 cm (15 x 20 in.)On Loan from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection©
Seated Jina Rishabha Enshrined, from a Jain Manuscript: Kalpa-Sutra
Western India, Gujarat
1983.1047Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPaper: 11.1 x 25.9 cm (4 3/8 x 10 3/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. WardCCCC0
Portion of a Poetry Anthology: Cicada, from "Shinsen Roeishu"
Konoe Nobutada (Japanese, 1565–1614)
1978.87ink, color, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 20.7 x 17.9 cm (8 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)Gift of Dr. Shigemi KomatsuCCCC0
Portrait of Kō Sūkoku
Watanabe Kazan (Japanese, 1793–1841) and 1 other
1976.8Fan, wood with ink, color, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 17.8 x 45.7 cm (7 x 18 in.)James Parmelee FundCCCC0
Zulaykha in her palace and as an old woman with Joseph, from a Panj Ganj...
Mushfiq (Indian) and 1 other
2013.315.1ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, double-sided with text on versoPage: 31.6 x 20.4 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/16 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
Page from the Panj Ganj (Five Treasures) of Abd al-Rahman Jami (Persian,...
Mushfiq (Indian) and 1 other
2013.315.2ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, double-sided with text on versoGift 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
Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto); Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid period (1501-1722) (recto); Iran, possibly Timurid period (1370-1501) (verso)
1947.496opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperVerso image: 11.8 x 5.3 cm (4 5/8 x 2 1/16 in.); Recto Image: 12.2 x 5.7 cm (4 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.); Overall: 37.1 x 24.8 cm (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
A Courtier, Possibly Khan Alam, Holding a Spinel and a Deccan Sword
Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596–1645) and 1 other
2013.323gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper, text on versoPage: 17.8 x 12.5 cm (7 x 4 15/16 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
A prince conversing with a woman while taking refreshments on a terrace ...
India, Mughal, 18th century
2013.335opaque watercolor with gold on paper, blue and buff borders (recto); ink on paper, script from Sadi's Bustan (verso)Page: 30.5 x 24.1 cm (12 x 9 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
Folio from a Qur'an
Seljuk Iran
1933.488ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 30.6 x 20 cm (12 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Famous Views of Ōmi
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1983.19pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paperOverall: 170 x 336 cm (66 15/16 x 132 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Album of Illustrations for the Tale of Genji
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1961.202Double-sided accordion-style album of 17 leaves; ink, light color, and gold on paperEach leaf: 26.3 x 22 cm (10 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.); Painting only: 17 x 20.6 cm (6 11/16 x 8 1/8 in.)Gift of Vera Sterne in memory of her husband, Maurice SterneCCCC0
Summer Night; Winter Day
Maruyama Ōkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795)
1973.156Pair of six-panel folding screens, ink, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 154 x 362 cm (60 5/8 x 142 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Posthumous portrait of Emperor Jahangir under a canopy (recto);...
India, Mughal, 17th century
2013.329opaque watercolor and gold on paper, borders with floral motifs in colors and gold (recto); black ink on marbled paper, a Persian quatrain in calligraphy (verso)Page: 35.2 x 22.1 cm (13 7/8 x 8 11/16 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
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.aHandscroll; ink and gold on dyed paperAnonymous GiftCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.cHandscroll; ink and gold on dyed paperAnonymous GiftCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.dHandscroll; ink and gold on dyed paperAnonymous GiftCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.eHandscroll; ink and gold on dyed paperAnonymous GiftCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.gHandscroll; ink and gold on dyed paperAnonymous GiftCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.iHandscroll; ink and gold on dyed paperAnonymous GiftCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.jHandscroll; ink and gold on dyed paperAnonymous GiftCCCC0
Volume from the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Japan, Heian period (794–1185)
1969.130.2.kHandscroll; ink and gold on dyed paperAnonymous GiftCCCC0
Bijan killing the wild boars of Irman, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings)...
India, Bijapur, Deccan
2013.283Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperPage: 20.3 x 12 cm (8 x 4 3/4 in.); Page: 20.5 x 12.4 cm (8 1/16 x 4 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
Manuscript of the Prashnavyakarana-sutra
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Mandore
26.2014Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 12.3 x 30.6 cm (4 13/16 x 12 1/16 in.)On Loan from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection©
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 Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup
Soga Shōhaku (Japanese, 1730–1781)
1976.11pair of six-panel folding screens, ink and cut-gold foil on paperOverall: 120 x 352.2 cm (47 1/4 x 138 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Harem Night-Bathing Scene (recto)
India, Mughal court, reign of Shah Jahan (1628-1658), Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756), 17th Century
1987.153.aopaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paperOverall: 37.8 x 27.3 cm (14 7/8 x 10 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alton W. WhitehouseCCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Calligraphy Framed by an Ornamental...
India, Mughal court, reign of Shah Jahan (1628-1658), Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756), 17th Century
1987.153.bopaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paperOverall: 37.8 x 27.3 cm (14 7/8 x 10 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alton W. WhitehouseCCCC0
Crossing at Sano
Tawaraya Sōtatsu (Japanese, c. 1570-c. 1640)
1949.554Hanging scroll mounted as a single-panel screen; ink, color, and gold on paperOverall: 161.7 x 139.2 x 46.3 cm (63 11/16 x 54 13/16 x 18 1/4 in.); Diameter of base: 46.3 cm (18 1/4 in.); Painting only: 125.9 x 121.4 cm (49 9/16 x 47 13/16 in.); with frame: 151.9 x 130.1 x 3.2 cm (59 13/16 x 51 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Akbar supervising the capture of wild elephants at Malwa in 1564,...
Farukh Chela (Indian) and 2 others
2013.309ink with use of colors and gold on paper, mounted on an album page with borders of gold-decorated buff and blue paper (recto); calligraphy by Faqir Ali (verso)Page: 37.5 x 25.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 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
Seventy-two Peaks Against the Blue Sky
Matsumura Goshun (Japanese, 1752–1811)
1980.28Eight-panel folding screen, ink with gold and silver foil on paperImage: 51.5 x 275.2 cm (20 1/4 x 108 3/8 in.); Overall: 69.6 x 282.4 cm (27 3/8 x 111 3/16 in.); with frame: 72.9 x 285.7 cm (28 11/16 x 112 1/2 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
A Couple (from the series Costumes and Professions)
South India, Tanjore, 19th century
2001.164ink, color and gold on paperOverall: 24.1 x 19.9 cm (9 1/2 x 7 13/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Portrait of Raja Bikramajit
Lal Chand (Indian)
1945.170ink, color, and gold on paperImage: 33.3 x 22.2 cm (13 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.); Overall: 17.4 x 10 cm (6 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Landscape with Boater
Tanomura Chikuden (Japanese, 1777–1835)
1985.250hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paperOverall: 218 x 71.1 cm (85 13/16 x 28 in.); Painting only: 175 x 47 cm (68 7/8 x 18 1/2 in.)The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin SmithCCCC0
Autumn in the Mountains
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1978.174six-fold screen; ink and color with applied silver and gold leaf on paperImage: 135.5 x 353.8 cm (53 3/8 x 139 5/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George N. SeltzerCCCC0
Saindhavi Ragini of the "Sri Raga" Family, page from a Ragamala Series
India, Popular Mughal school, 17th century
2001.112ink, color and gold on paperOverall: 29.7 x 22.1 cm (11 11/16 x 8 11/16 in.)Gift of Natesan Galleries, Ltd., LondonCCCC0
Mahliqa, Daughter of the Emperor of China, Pointing at the Bird-Man...
Mughal India
2013.336opaque watercolor with gold on paper (recto); ink and gold on pink-speckled paper (verso)Page: 42.2 x 28.5 cm (16 5/8 x 11 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