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Collection: Indian Art (2107)
Collection: Indian Art (2107)
Nataraja, Shiva as the Lord of Dance
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1930.331CCCC0
Standing Buddha
India, Kashmir
1966.30CCCC0
Ganesha
South India, Medieval period, Chola dynasty
1970.62CCCC0
Frieze with Dancer and Musicians
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, 10th century
1969.34CCCC0
Buddha Calling on Earth to Witness
Northeastern India, Bihar, Tetravan, Pala Period
1935.146CCCC0
Parshva
Central India, 9th century
1961.419CCCC0
Shri
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.1CCCC0
Vishnu
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.2CCCC0
Bhu
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.3CCCC0
Hookah Base
India, Mughal Dynasty
1961.44CCCC0
Trident with Shiva as Half-Woman (Ardhanarishvara)
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1969.117CCCC0
The monkey slain, his blood to be used as medicine for the ailing prince...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.33.bCCCC0
The hunter throws away the baby parrots, who pretend to be dead, and...
attributed to Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.35.aCCCC0
The hunter offers the mother parrot to the king of Kamarupa, from a Tuti...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.36.bCCCC0
The astrologer predicts a calamity for the newly born prince in his...
Banavari 1 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.52.bCCCC0
A woman asks her lover to leave her house, brandishing his sword and...
Gujarati (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.58.aCCCC0
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 Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eleventh Night,...
Banavari 2 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.87.aCCCC0
The king of the Ocean, having assumed human form, arrives at the court...
Ghulam 'Ali (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.92.aCCCC0
The donkey, in a tiger’s skin, reveals his identity by braying aloud,...
attributed to Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.207.aCCCC0
Hookah Bowl
India, Mughal
1969.287CCCC0
Female Attendants
India, Kashmir
1972.35CCCC0
Shah Jahan
Hashim (Indian, active 1598-c.1650)
1920.1969CCCC0
Vishnu Riding on Garuda
Eastern India, Bihar
1961.46CCCC0
One-Faced Linga (Ekamukhalinga)
Eastern India, Bihar, Medieval period, Pala dynasty
1973.73CCCC0
Green Parrot
India, East India Company School
1972.285CCCC0
Durga Destroying the Buffalo Demon
Northern India, Kashmir or Himachal Pradesh, 9th-10th Century
1982.45CCCC0
Serpent Deity (Nag Devta I)
Mrinalini Mukherjee (Indian, 1949-2015)
2016.544©
Bidri Basin
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.205CCCC0
Shiva and Parvati
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1961.94CCCC0
Bidri Hookah Bowl with Roses
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.207CCCC0
Royal Women Celebrating Diwali
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
1971.82CCCC0
Bidri Pandan with Chevrons
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.206CCCC0
Bidri Pandan with Chevrons
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.206.aCCCC0
Lid for a Bidri Pandan with Chevrons
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.206.bCCCC0
Ravana Shaking Mount Kailasa
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Chandela Dynasty, 8th century
1971.173CCCC0
Plate with a Scene of Revelry
Northwestern India, possibly Tanesara Mahadeva, Gupta period
1972.71CCCC0
Yoga Narashimha, Vishnu in his Man-Lion Avatar
South India, late Chola Period
1973.187CCCC0
Standing Buddha
Northeastern India or Nepal, Gupta/Licchavi period
1968.40CCCC0
Anthropomorph
India, Bronze Age
2004.31CCCC0
The siege of Arbela in the era of Hulagu Khan, page from a Chingiz-nama ...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600) and 1 other
1947.502.aCCCC0
Calligraphy
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600) and 1 other
1947.502.bCCCC0
Shiva as Lord of Music
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1971.117CCCC0
A feast in a pavilion setting
attributed to Muhammad Ali (Persian, active 1590-1620)
1920.1966CCCC0
Hindola Raga
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1975.9CCCC0
Circumcision ceremony for Akbar’s sons, painting 126 from an Akbar-nama ...
attributed to Dharam Das (Indian, active c. 1580–1605)
1971.76CCCC0
Antelope and deer hunt
Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1939.66CCCC0
Head of Buddha
Northern India, Mathura, Gupta Period
1963.504CCCC0
Standing Buddha
Northern India, Sarnath, Gupta Period, 5th Century
1943.278CCCC0
Temptation of Buddha by the Evil Forces of Mara
Northern India, Kashmir, 8th century
1971.18CCCC0
Miniature Votive Stupa
Eastern India, Bihar
1982.132CCCC0
Oval portrait of a woman in a Chaghtai hat
India, Mughal, 18th century
1920.1967CCCC0
Rooster
India, Mughal, 17th century
1944.501CCCC0
Jina (Tirthankara)
India, Rajasthan, Medieval period
2001.88CCCC0
Mother Goddess
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Gupta Period, 5th-6th Century
1970.12CCCC0
Lovers (Mithuna)
India, Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho, Medieval period, Candella dynasty, 11th century
1982.64CCCC0
Girls Spraying Each Other at Holi
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
1971.83CCCC0
Dog with pups
India, Rajasthan, Ajmer, probably Sawar school, 18th century
1969.77CCCC0
Drawing of an Elephant
India, Mughal School, early 18th Century
1969.65CCCC0
Shiva as Slayer of the Elephant Demon
South India, Tamil Nadu, early Chola Period, 11th century
1962.164CCCC0
Lovers Embracing
India, Popular Mughal School, probably done at Bikaner, Mughal Dynasty
1971.91CCCC0
Monkey General Hanuman
South India, Chola period
1980.26CCCC0
A Guardian of Shiva
Southwestern India, Karnataka
1964.369CCCC0
Dancing Ganesha
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho, early 11th Century
1961.93CCCC0
Standing Shiva Mahadeva
Northern India, Kashmir, 8th century
1989.369CCCC0
Surya, the Sun God
India, Kashmir
1965.557CCCC0
The First Adventure of the White Horse, Page from the Khan Khanan's Razm...
India, Subimperial Mughal school, 17th century
1964.52CCCC0
Mary ascends the stairs to the temple, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.9.aCCCC0
The Flowering of Joseph's Rod, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.11.bCCCC0
The Annunciation, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.15.aCCCC0
The Adoration of the Magi, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of...
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, Mughal period
2005.145.36.bCCCC0
John the Baptist recognizes Christ by the appearance of a dove, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.50.bCCCC0
Angels bring food to Jesus in the wilderness, from a Mirror of Holiness ...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.55.aCCCC0
Jesus being awakened during a tempest on the Sea of Galilee, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.77.aCCCC0
Mary Magdalene presents ointment to Jesus, from a Mirror of Holiness ...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.102.bCCCC0
Salome Receiving John the Baptist's Head on a Platter, from a Mirror of...
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, Mughal period
2005.145.112.bCCCC0
Jesus writes on the ground, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds)...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.130.bCCCC0
Jesus being portrayed by King Abgar’s painter, from a Mir’at al-quds of...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.143.aCCCC0
The Flagellation, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.182.aCCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Prince and Ascetics
attributed to Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1971.79CCCC0
Akshobhya: the Buddha of the East
Northeast India, Bihar, Kurkihar, Pala period
1970.10CCCC0
Shiva Saint: Manikkavachakar
South India, Tamil Nadu, 12th-13th century
1967.148CCCC0
Grotesque Dancers Performing
Mughal India
1971.88CCCC0
Vina
India, British Period
1918.346CCCC0
Jahangir
Mughal India
1944.496CCCC0
Agni, God of Fire
India, Uttar Pradesh
1955.51CCCC0
River Goddess Ganga
Northern India, Mathura, Vardhama Period, 6th-7th Century
1966.119CCCC0
Walking Buddha
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1962.167CCCC0
Goddess Mahabhairavi
India, Himachal Pradesh, 11th century
1982.47CCCC0
Personification of the Discus
Northeastern India, Bihar, Aphsad, early Pala period, 7th Century
1945.367CCCC0
Krishna Returns with the Cowherds to Braj, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India, Uttarakhand, probably Garhwal
1971.301CCCC0
Birth of the Buddha
Northeastern India, Bengal, Pala dynasty
1959.349CCCC0
Vajrapani
India, Kashmir
1971.14CCCC0
Lovers (Mithuna)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, Pratihara Dynasty, 10th Century
1962.165CCCC0
Madhu Madhavi Ragini
Central India, Malwa
1925.1336CCCC0
A marbled picture of Rustam catching Rakhsh
attributed to Shafi (Indian, active about 1650)
2013.286CCCC0
Carved Brackets
South India, probably Madurai
1972.282CCCC0
Carved Bracket
South India, probably Madurai
1972.282.1CCCC0
Carved Bracket
South India, probably Madurai
1972.282.2CCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha meeting
India, Provincial Mughal, Lucknow, 18th century
1939.164CCCC0
Falcon
India, Pahari, probably Jammu, 18th century
1968.42CCCC0
A prince riding a composite elephant
India, Golconda, Deccan, 16th century
2013.282CCCC0
Women playing at cross-dressing
India, Golconda, Deccan, 17th century
2013.290CCCC0
Hookah Base
India, Mughal Dynasty
1969.286CCCC0
Female torso
Northeastern India, Pala dynasty
2011.146CCCC0
Monolithic Pillar
Northern India, Mathura, early medieval period, 7th-8th century
1938.14CCCC0
Female Tree Deity with Attendant
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, 10th century
1967.202CCCC0
Coin of Chandragupta II
India, Chandragupta II, Gupta Period, late 4th-early 5th century
1977.62CCCC0
Ladies Shooting from a Pavilion
India, Rajasthan, Kota school, 19th century
1955.48CCCC0
Shri Raga
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
1931.451CCCC0
Portrait of Sardar Singh (Son of Savant Singh, 1730–68)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Kishangarh
2001.122CCCC0
Tiered Court Scene
Chitarman II (Indian, c. 1680–с. 1750)
1973.237CCCC0
Krishna Under a Canopy
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.184CCCC0
Shiva and Devi on Gajasura's Hide
India, Pahari Hills, Basohli school, 17th century
1952.587CCCC0
Fasting Buddha
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1986.70CCCC0
Head of Vishnu
Northern India, Mathura, Gupta period
1942.498CCCC0
A Rajput Warrior with Camel, Possibly Maru Ragini from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber or Southwestern India, Deccan
2018.168CCCC0
Taking of the Toll, Dana-Lila
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.86CCCC0
Radha’s Confidante Brings Her to Krishna, Based on Poetry of Bihari ...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Jaipur
2018.172CCCC0
Rama’s Brothers Bharata and Shatrughna set out from Ayodhya to find Rama...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
2018.119CCCC0
Raja Bikram Singh of Guler (r. 1661–75) Smoking a Hookah
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.89CCCC0
Maharaja Abhai Singh of Marwar (r. 1724–49), Equestrian, Watching Girls...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Rajput Kingdom of Jodhpur
2018.197CCCC0
Krishna and Radha Quarreling: Shatha Nayaka, from a Rasikapriya
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bundi
2018.158CCCC0
Portrait of Prince Sur Singh Rathor of Bikaner (1594–1631)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.188CCCC0
Krishna Exacts a Toll from the Milkmaids: Dana-Lila, from a Bhagavata...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.186CCCC0
Krishna Stealing Curds
Southern India, Andhra Pradhesh
1966.28CCCC0
Enthroned Rama and Sita Receive Homage from their Monkey and Bear Allies
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Nurpur
2018.117CCCC0
A Warrior Mounting a Held Horse: Saindhava Ragaputra of Shri, from a...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.90CCCC0
The Morning Toilette
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.115CCCC0
Nanda and the Elders in Council with the Cowherds, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.192CCCC0
Rao Ram Singh I’s Elephant Gone Amok
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.177CCCC0
Krishna Celebrates Holi
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Guler
2018.104CCCC0
Shri Raga, from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)
Nasiruddin (Indian, active 1679–1700)
2018.193CCCC0
Descent of the Ganges
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.111CCCC0
The Heroine Who Waits Anxiously for Her Absent Lover: Utka Nayika
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.114CCCC0
Woman Longing for Her Lover: Verati Ragini of Dipak, from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.176CCCC0
Maharao Ram Singh II of Kota (r. 1828–66) Worships Brij Nathji as the...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.181CCCC0
Five Poses of Krishna Making Love, from a Bikaner Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.187CCCC0
Rati, the Goddess of Erotic Love, Takes Aim at Krishna, from a Rasikapriya
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.183CCCC0
A Disconsolate Lady on a Terrace with Attendants
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.185CCCC0
Krishna Lifts Mount Govardhan, from a Bhagavata Purana
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.134CCCC0
Princess and attendant in trompe l’oeil window
Aqil Khan (Indian, active mid-1700s)
1955.297CCCC0
Krishna and Balarama Touching the Feet of Vasudeva and Devaki
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.85CCCC0
Vishnu on Ananta, the Endless Serpent
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.155CCCC0
Ascetic Princess with Snakes in a Wilderness: Asavari Ragini, from a...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.190CCCC0
Krishna and Consort on a Palace Balcony with Musicians: Vukharo...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.179CCCC0
Maharana Bhim Singh of Mewar (r. 1778–1828) with a Consort
attributed to Chokha (Indian, 1770-1830)
2018.150CCCC0
Royal Woman Holding a Flower
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.194CCCC0
Baby Krishna Asking for Butter from Yashoda
Eastern India, Bengal, Kolkata, Kalighat
2003.112CCCC0
A Lady with Attendant and a Pair of Deer: Probably Gujari Ragini of...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom, probably Chamba
2018.108CCCC0
Portrait of Rao Shiv Singh Chandrawat
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Rajput Kingdom of Jodhpur
2018.196CCCC0
Maharaja Shri Anand Singh-ji and His Consort
Ustad Murad (Indian, active 1700s)
2018.195CCCC0
Portrait of Maharaja Rai Singh of Bikaner (reigned 1574–1612)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2021.11CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Nataraja, Shiva as the Lord of Dance
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1930.331BronzeOverall: 113 x 102 x 30 cm (44 1/2 x 40 3/16 x 11 13/16 in.); Base: 35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Standing Buddha
India, Kashmir
1966.30Brass with silver and copper inlayOverall: 98.1 cm (38 5/8 in.); Base: 28.2 cm (11 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ganesha
South India, Medieval period, Chola dynasty
1970.62BronzeOverall: 50.8 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm (20 x 10 x 7 in.); Base: 23 x 18.3 cm (9 1/16 x 7 3/16 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
Frieze with Dancer and Musicians
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, 10th century
1969.34SandstoneOverall: 33.4 x 95.3 x 11.3 cm (13 1/8 x 37 1/2 x 4 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Buddha Calling on Earth to Witness
Northeastern India, Bihar, Tetravan, Pala Period
1935.146Chloritic schistOverall: 94 cm (37 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Parshva
Central India, 9th century
1961.419SandstoneOverall: 160.7 x 67 cm (63 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Shri
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.1GraniteOverall: 138.4 x 41.9 cm (54 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Vishnu
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.2GraniteOverall: 129.5 x 38.1 cm (51 x 15 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Bhu
South India, Tamil Nadu, probably Pudokkatai, early Chola Dynasty, 10th Century
1963.104.3GraniteOverall: 175.9 x 61.6 cm (69 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Hookah Base
India, Mughal Dynasty
1961.44Gold on blue glassOverall: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)Cornelia Blakemore Warner FundCCCC0
Trident with Shiva as Half-Woman (Ardhanarishvara)
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1969.117BronzeOverall: 39.6 cm (15 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Khujasta kills the pet mynah who advises her not to be unfaithful to...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.8.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 19.9 x 14.2 cm (7 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.); Painting only: 12.9 x 10.5 cm (5 1/16 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant hears of his wife’s unfaithfulness (above); the unfaithful...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.10.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 16.3 x 10.3 cm (6 7/16 x 4 1/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.6 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The mendicant’s wife deceives him with a soldier, from a Tuti-nama ...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.26.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 9.1 x 10.6 cm (3 9/16 x 4 3/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.5 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The soldier receives a garland of roses from his wife which will remain...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.27.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 3.8 x 10.6 cm (1 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The two cooks, who attempt to seduce the warrior’s loyal wife, are...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.29.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 12.6 x 10.4 cm (4 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.6 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The two erring cooks, dressed as maidservants, fall at the prince’s feet...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.30.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 5.2 x 10.5 cm (2 1/16 x 4 1/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.7 cm (7 7/8 x 5 13/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The parrot mother cautions her young on the danger of playing with foxes...
Dasavanta (Indian, d. 1584)
1962.279.32.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10 x 10.5 cm (3 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The wounded monkey bites the hand of the prince, his chessmate, in the...
Dasavanta (Indian, d. 1584)
1962.279.32.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20 x 14.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Painting only: 10.2 x 10.6 cm (4 x 4 3/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The monkey slain, his blood to be used as medicine for the ailing prince...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.33.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.3 x 10.6 cm (4 1/16 x 4 3/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The hunter throws away the baby parrots, who pretend to be dead, and...
attributed to Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.35.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.); Painting only: 10.6 x 10.2 cm (4 3/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The hunter offers the mother parrot to the king of Kamarupa, from a Tuti...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.36.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.); Painting only: 10.2 x 10.7 cm (4 x 4 3/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Sixth Night, from...
Dasavanta (Indian)
1962.279.37.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 8.9 x 10.6 cm (3 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Seven men disputing possession of a woman bring her before the Tree of...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.42.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 10.4 x 9.8 cm (4 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Seventh Night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.43.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9 x 10 cm (3 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The vizier dissuades the king of Bahilistan from executing the dervish...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.44.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 14 x 9.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The dervish brings in as dowry an elephant laden with gold, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.45.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 4.2 x 9.9 cm (1 5/8 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The dervish brings the King of Kings before the king of Bahilistan, from...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.46.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 13.3 x 9.9 cm (5 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The king of Bahilistan offers his daughter to the King of Kings, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.46.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.6 x 10 cm (4 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Brahman gambler sees the daughter of the king of the jinns in a pit...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.47.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.3 x 10 cm (3 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The daughter of the king of the jinns bows before the King of Kings who...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.49.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 16.7 x 9.9 cm (6 9/16 x 3 7/8 in.); Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The rejuvenated old man and the daughter of the king of the jinns take...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.50.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.3 x 10.1 cm (4 7/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eighth Night, from...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.51.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.4 x 9.8 cm (4 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The astrologer predicts a calamity for the newly born prince in his...
Banavari 1 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.52.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6.3 x 9.9 cm (2 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The young prince is presented to the king, his father, by his teacher,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.54.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.5 x 9.8 cm (4 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The king’s handmaiden takes the prince away to the harem, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.55.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.2 x 10 cm (3 5/8 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The prince rejects the amorous advances of the king’s handmaiden, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.55.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.6 x 9.9 cm (3 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
A woman asks her lover to leave her house, brandishing his sword and...
Gujarati (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.58.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.); Painting only: 16.7 x 10 cm (6 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The deceitful wife assaults her erring husband, from a Tuti-nama (Tales...
Tara 1 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.60.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 14.8 x 10.3 cm (5 13/16 x 4 1/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 13.6 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The prince’s ordeal continues, he is ordered away to be executed for the...
Ghulam 'Ali (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.66.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 16.4 x 11.1 cm (6 7/16 x 4 3/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The deceitful wife returns to her terrace after caressing her lover,...
Shravana (Indian)
1962.279.67.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.9 x 10 cm (3 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The deceitful wife ejects the procuress after blackening her face, from...
Shravana (Indian)
1962.279.67.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.5 x 10 cm (4 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The farmer, father of the son with the deceitful wife, steals away with...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.68.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.4 x 10.1 cm (4 1/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The deceitful wife persuades her husband to sleep in the same place...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.68.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.5 x 10.1 cm (3 3/4 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The husband berates his wife for purchasing gravel instead of sugar,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.70.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 11.7 x 10.2 cm (4 5/8 x 4 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The handmaiden again pleads for the death of the prince, from a Tuti...
Lalu
1962.279.71.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.1 x 10.3 cm (4 x 4 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The young prince recounts his experiences to his father, the king, from...
Suraju (Indian)
1962.279.72.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11 x 10.1 cm (4 5/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The young prince is crowned and the wicked handmaiden is executed, from...
Suraju (Indian)
1962.279.73.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.1 x 14.3 cm (7 15/16 x 5 5/8 in.); Painting only: 13 x 10.1 cm (5 1/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The parrot brings a fruit from the Tree of Life to the king of Syria,...
Lalu
1962.279.75.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 7.6 x 10.2 cm (3 x 4 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Tenth Night, from...
Iqbal (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.80.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.9 x 10.1 cm (3 7/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eleventh Night,...
Banavari 2 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.87.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 7.7 x 10.1 cm (3 1/16 x 4 in.); Overall: 20.1 x 13.6 cm (7 15/16 x 5 3/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Brahman’s predicament is conveyed by the wind to the fish who...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.89.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.3 x 10.2 cm (3 1/4 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The creatures of the sea are asked by the king of the Ocean to take a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.89.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.3 x 10.1 cm (2 7/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The king of the Ocean, having assumed human form, arrives at the court...
Ghulam 'Ali (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.92.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20 x 14.7 cm (7 7/8 x 5 13/16 in.); Painting only: 11.5 x 10.3 cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Brahman, unable to select from the four gifts of the king of the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.93.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.4 x 10.1 cm (4 1/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twelfth Night,...
Tara 1 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
1962.279.95.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.1 x 10.3 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The street cleaner, on his way to meet King Bhojaraja, sleeps under a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.97.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.5 x 10.4 cm (4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
King Bhojaraja tries in vain to ascertain the whereabouts of the pearl...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.97.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.5 x 10.1 cm (2 15/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The daughter of the merchant of Mazanderan asks the gardener for the...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.98.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6 x 10.1 cm (2 3/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant’s daughter encounters a wolf and bandits on her way to meet...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.99.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.2 x 10.1 cm (4 7/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant’s daughter meets the gardener, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.100.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.8 x 10.1 cm (3 7/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The origin of music from a fabulous bird of India which had seven holes...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.110.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.2 x 14 cm (7 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10 x 10 cm (3 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Fifteenth Night,...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.112.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.6 x 10 cm (3 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The lion disturbed by mice who eat the food trapped in his aging teeth,...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.113.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 7.7 x 10.1 cm (3 1/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The wolf advises the lion to consult the cat, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.114.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6 x 10.3 cm (2 3/8 x 4 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The cat attacks the mice which disturb the lion, from a Tuti-nama (Tales...
India, Mughal court, 16th century
1962.279.115.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20 x 14 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.9 x 10.1 cm (3 1/2 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant Mansur departs on a sea voyage, leaving his wife behind,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.125.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.7 x 10.1 cm (3 13/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.130.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The prince meets a carefree dancing dervish whose good fortune he...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.131.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Nikfal, the fortune of the prince in the form of a woman, offers to...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.132.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The prince, having deprived the snake of its natural food, a frog, feeds...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.132.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The prince and Nikfal are joined by Khalis and the Mukhlis who are the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.134.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The prince, with the help of Mukhlis who changes into a frog, recovers...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.135.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Khalis repays the prince for his kindness by changing into a snake and...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.136.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twentieth Night,...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.143.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The suitors take the devotee’s daughter out of her tomb after breaking...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.146.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Brahman comes upon a lion who has a deer and a gazelle as his...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.150.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.8 x 9.8 cm (4 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The wolf and the jackal, serving as viziers, instigate the lion who...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.152.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.8 x 10.4 cm (4 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-second...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.154.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.1 x 9.8 cm (4 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The court jester meets a Zangi dancing with joy, and learns from him...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.155.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6.1 x 10.2 cm (2 3/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
As punishment, the jester’s wife and the Zangi are thrown into fire and...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.158.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10 x 10.1 cm (3 15/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-third Night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.160.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 8.7 x 10.1 cm (3 7/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The merchant has the hateful skull ground and put into a box, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.161.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.5 x 10.2 cm (4 1/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Habbaza meets Bashir under a tree, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot):...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.168.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 13.8 x 10 cm (5 7/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The lover of Hamnaz, who has been hanged from the gallows, bites off her...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.177.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 13.5 x 10.1 cm (5 5/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The snake enters into an argument with the frog, from a Tuti-nama (Tales...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.183.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.5 x 10.2 cm (3 3/4 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-seventh...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.185.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 10.5 x 10 cm (4 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.); Overall: 20.1 x 15.3 cm (7 15/16 x 6 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Parrot Addresses Khujasta at the Beginning of the Twenty-ninth Night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.192.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 9.7 x 10 cm (3 13/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The monkey, serving as the lion’s chamberlain, converses with the lynx...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.193.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 7.7 x 10.3 cm (3 1/16 x 4 1/16 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The lion returns to his territory and sees the monkey conversing with...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.194.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 13.9 x 10.2 cm (5 1/2 x 4 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.1 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The monkey advises the suspicious lion to cast off fear and take...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.196.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 9.9 x 10 cm (3 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.); Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The lion, suspecting treachery on the part of the monkey, slays him and...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.197.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPainting only: 12.5 x 10 cm (4 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
A woman with two children, having abandoned her home, goes into the...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.200.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 15.6 x 10.2 cm (6 1/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The woman conversing with her children, as the leopard returns, egged on...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.202.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperGift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-first night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.203.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6.2 x 10.2 cm (2 7/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The donkey, in a tiger’s skin, reveals his identity by braying aloud,...
attributed to Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600)
1962.279.207.aGum temper, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 13.8 x 10 cm (5 7/16 x 3 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Preparation for the marriage of Mahmuda to the Young Vizier, from a Tuti...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.219.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 16.3 x 10.2 cm (6 7/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Brahman gives an account of his falling in love with the king of...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.231.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.7 x 10.2 cm (3 13/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The magician, disguised as a Brahman, visits the king of Babylon, from a...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.232.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 12.5 x 10.1 cm (4 15/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The son of the king of Babylon sees the Brahman transformed into a woman...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.234.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 14.5 x 10.2 cm (5 11/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The magician disguised as a Brahman returns to claim his “daughter-in...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.236.aGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 11.3 x 10.1 cm (4 7/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The king dreams of a lady, the personification of wealth, departing from...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.239.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.1 x 10.2 cm (4 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the forty-fourth night...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.282.bGum tempera, ink, and gold in paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.6 x 10.1 cm (3 3/4 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Emir slays the snake after giving it shelter, from a Tuti-nama ...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.287.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 9.9 x 10.5 cm (3 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The court of the Raja of Ujjain, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot):...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.291.bGum tempera, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 15.9 x 10.1 cm (6 1/4 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The parrot laughs on hearing the Raja of Ujjain’s wife admire her beauty...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.292.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 13.3 x 9.8 cm (5 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The Raja of Ujjain, who is traveling in the guise of a yogi, meets two...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.293.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 12.4 x 10.2 cm (4 7/8 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
The young man of Baghdad reveals his true identity to the Hashimi, from...
Mughal India, court of Akbar
1962.279.308.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 10.7 x 10.2 cm (4 3/16 x 4 in.)Gift of Mrs. A. Dean PerryCCCC0
Hookah Bowl
India, Mughal
1969.287GlassOverall: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)The Norweb CollectionCCCC0
Female Attendants
India, Kashmir
1972.35IvoryOverall: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); Base: 2.2 x 2.3 cm (7/8 x 7/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
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
Vishnu Riding on Garuda
Eastern India, Bihar
1961.46SchistOverall: 81.3 x 47 cm (32 x 18 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
One-Faced Linga (Ekamukhalinga)
Eastern India, Bihar, Medieval period, Pala dynasty
1973.73Chloritic schistOverall: 83.8 cm (33 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Green Parrot
India, East India Company School
1972.285Gum tempera on paperOverall: 38.5 x 28.6 cm (15 3/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Bequest of Edgar A. HahnCCCC0
Durga Destroying the Buffalo Demon
Northern India, Kashmir or Himachal Pradesh, 9th-10th Century
1982.45SchistOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Serpent Deity (Nag Devta I)
Mrinalini Mukherjee (Indian, 1949-2015)
2016.544Undyed and dyed hemp rope and fibers; cotton; steelOverall: 114.3 x 83.8 x 129.5 cm (45 x 33 x 51 in.)Gift of Phyllis Granoff©
Bidri Basin
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.205Zinc alloy with silver and brass inlayDiameter: 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.); height: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Shiva and Parvati
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1961.94BronzeBase: 21.6 x 79.5 x 24.9 cm (8 1/2 x 31 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.); Part 1: 81.9 x 48.7 cm (32 1/4 x 19 3/16 in.); Part 2: 65.1 x 16.5 cm (25 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Bidri Hookah Bowl with Roses
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.207Zinc alloy with silver and brass inlayDiameter: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.); height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Two Folios from a Jain Manuscript: Great Poem about Twos (Dvyashraya...
Abhayatilakagani (Indian)
1971.130Gum tempera and ink on palm leafPart 2: 5.7 x 47 cm (2 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.); Part 1: 5.7 x 45.7 cm (2 1/4 x 18 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Royal Women Celebrating Diwali
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
1971.82Gum tempera and gold on paperImage: 20.5 x 24.7 cm (8 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Shamsa (sunburst) with portrait of Aurangzeb (1618-1707), from the...
probably by Bichitr (Indian, active c. 1615–50)
2013.331Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 40 x 27.7 cm (15 3/4 x 10 7/8 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Bidri Pandan with Chevrons
Southwestern India, Deccan, Karnataka, Bidar​
2020.206Zinc alloy with silver overlayDiameter: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.); height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Ravana Shaking Mount Kailasa
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Chandela Dynasty, 8th century
1971.173SandstoneOverall: 139 x 72 cm (54 3/4 x 28 3/8 in.)Sundry Purchase FundCCCC0
Alamshah cleaving asunder the chain of the wheel, from volume 11 of a...
India, Mughal, 16th century, made for Akbar
1976.74Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on cotton and paperPage: 83.7 x 67 cm (32 15/16 x 26 3/8 in.)Gift of George P. BickfordCCCC0
Plate with a Scene of Revelry
Northwestern India, possibly Tanesara Mahadeva, Gupta period
1972.71Silver with alloy of tin and lead with traces of gildingDiameter: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
A woman mistakes a cow for the Angel of Death, from a Lights of Canopus ...
Mughal India, court of Jahangir
2019.81Gum tempera on paperPainting: 19.7 x 10.2 cm (7 3/4 x 4 in.); Framed: 38.1 x 26.7 cm (15 x 10 1/2 in.)Gift of Michael Silver and Deborah Lader in memory of Rabbi Daniel Jeremy SilverCCCC0
Yoga Narashimha, Vishnu in his Man-Lion Avatar
South India, late Chola Period
1973.187BronzeOverall: 57 x 31 x 23 cm (22 7/16 x 12 3/16 x 9 1/16 in.); Base: 18.8 x 32 x 22.5 cm (7 3/8 x 12 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman ZaworskiCCCC0
Standing Buddha
Northeastern India or Nepal, Gupta/Licchavi period
1968.40BronzeOverall: 46.5 x 15.4 x 13.4 cm (18 5/16 x 6 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.); without base: 35 x 13.8 x 10.5 cm (13 3/4 x 5 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Anthropomorph
India, Bronze Age
2004.31CopperOverall: 23.5 x 36.5 x 0.5 cm (9 1/4 x 14 3/8 x 3/16 in.)Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial FundCCCC0
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
The siege of Arbela in the era of Hulagu Khan, page from a Chingiz-nama ...
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600) and 1 other
1947.502.aColor on paperImage: 34 x 20 cm (13 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.); Overall: 38.5 x 25 cm (15 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.); with mat: 49 x 36.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Calligraphy
Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560–1600) and 1 other
1947.502.bInk and color on paperImage: 34 x 20 cm (13 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.); Overall: 38.5 x 25 cm (15 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.); with mat: 49 x 36.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Shiva as Lord of Music
South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period
1971.117BronzeOverall: 76.5 x 45 cm (30 1/8 x 17 11/16 in.); Base: 26 x 25 cm (10 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
A feast in a pavilion setting
attributed to Muhammad Ali (Persian, active 1590-1620)
1920.1966Opaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 23.4 x 14.6 cm (9 3/16 x 5 3/4 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Hindola Raga
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
1975.9Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperImage: 20.5 x 15.3 cm (8 1/16 x 6 in.); with mat: 35.5 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Mughal ruler Humayun defeating the Afghans before reconquering India,...
India, Mughal school, 16th century
1971.77Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperImage: 31.2 x 18.6 cm (12 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Overall: 36.5 x 23.1 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Circumcision ceremony for Akbar’s sons, painting 126 from an Akbar-nama ...
attributed to Dharam Das (Indian, active c. 1580–1605)
1971.76Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperImage: 22.9 x 12.1 cm (9 x 4 3/4 in.); Sheet with border: 34.7 x 22.5 cm (13 11/16 x 8 7/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Antelope and deer hunt
Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1939.66Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 20 x 11.8 cm (7 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.); Overall: 37 x 25.3 cm (14 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Head of Buddha
Northern India, Mathura, Gupta Period
1963.504SandstoneOverall: 30.6 x 16.6 cm (12 1/16 x 6 9/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
A floral fantasy of animals and birds (Waq-waq)
India, Mughal
2013.319Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 37.6 x 26.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/2 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Standing Buddha
Northern India, Sarnath, Gupta Period, 5th Century
1943.278SandstoneOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Temptation of Buddha by the Evil Forces of Mara
Northern India, Kashmir, 8th century
1971.18Ivory with gold and polychromeOverall: 13 x 8.9 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bodhisattva  Manjushri: Lord of Wisdom
East India, Bengal
1960.285Bronze with gilding and inlay of semiprecious stonesOverall: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.); Part 1: 6.5 x 15.5 x 11.9 cm (2 9/16 x 6 1/8 x 4 11/16 in.); Part 2: 41.9 x 15.2 cm (16 1/2 x 6 in.); Part 3: 16.5 x 8.5 cm (6 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Miniature Votive Stupa
Eastern India, Bihar
1982.132Bronze with inlay of semiprecious stonesOverall: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Oval portrait of a woman in a Chaghtai hat
India, Mughal, 18th century
1920.1967Opaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 9.5 x 7.4 cm (3 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Rooster
India, Mughal, 17th century
1944.501Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 18.3 x 12.1 cm (7 3/16 x 4 3/4 in.); Overall: 37.3 x 25.4 cm (14 11/16 x 10 in.)Gift of Herbert F. LeisyCCCC0
Jina (Tirthankara)
India, Rajasthan, Medieval period
2001.88Bronze with silver inlayOverall: 61.5 x 49.5 x 36.8 cm (24 3/16 x 19 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Mother Goddess
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Gupta Period, 5th-6th Century
1970.12SchistOverall: 79.4 x 23.2 cm (31 1/4 x 9 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lovers (Mithuna)
India, Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho, Medieval period, Candella dynasty, 11th century
1982.64SandstoneOverall: 74 cm (29 1/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
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
Dog with pups
India, Rajasthan, Ajmer, probably Sawar school, 18th century
1969.77Ink and opaque watercolor on paperImage: 22 x 16.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 1/2 in.); Overall: 18.7 x 25 cm (7 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ward in memory of her father, Charles SvecCCCC0
Drawing of an Elephant
India, Mughal School, early 18th Century
1969.65Ink on paperImage: 12.8 x 18.1 cm (5 1/16 x 7 1/8 in.); Overall: 20 x 25.3 cm (7 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Shiva as Slayer of the Elephant Demon
South India, Tamil Nadu, early Chola Period, 11th century
1962.164GraniteOverall: 72.4 x 48.3 x 20.3 cm (28 1/2 x 19 x 8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Lovers Embracing
India, Popular Mughal School, probably done at Bikaner, Mughal Dynasty
1971.91Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 14.9 x 10.1 cm (5 7/8 x 4 in.); Overall: 24 x 16.8 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.); with mat: 35.5 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Monkey General Hanuman
South India, Chola period
1980.26BronzeOverall: 58.4 cm (23 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
A Guardian of Shiva
Southwestern India, Karnataka
1964.369Chloritic schistOverall: 113.3 x 49.2 x 29 cm (44 5/8 x 19 3/8 x 11 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Sakhi Persuades Radha to Meet Krishna, from a Gita Govinda (Song of the...
attributed to Purkhu (Indian, 1750-1860)
1989.334Gum tempera and gold on paperOverall: 24.1 x 32.1 cm (9 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.); with borders: 25.4 x 30.3 cm (10 x 11 15/16 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Battle between Manuchihr and Tur, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings) of...
India, Mughal, 17th century
1945.171Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperImage: 12.4 x 11 cm (4 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.); Overall: 34.6 x 22.9 cm (13 5/8 x 9 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Dancing Ganesha
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho, early 11th Century
1961.93SandstoneOverall: 61.3 cm (24 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Standing Shiva Mahadeva
Northern India, Kashmir, 8th century
1989.369SchistOverall: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.)Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Surya, the Sun God
India, Kashmir
1965.557BrassOverall: 50.4 cm (19 13/16 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
The First Adventure of the White Horse, Page from the Khan Khanan's Razm...
India, Subimperial Mughal school, 17th century
1964.52Ink and color on paperOverall: 38 x 22.4 cm (14 15/16 x 8 13/16 in.)James Parmelee FundCCCC0
Mary ascends the stairs to the temple, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.9.aOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperPage: 26.2 x 15.5 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Flowering of Joseph's Rod, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.11.bOpaque watercolor and gold on paperSheet: 26.2 x 15.1 cm (10 5/16 x 5 15/16 in.); Image: 19.5 x 9.5 cm (7 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Annunciation, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.15.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 26.2 x 15.4 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Adoration of the Magi, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of...
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, Mughal period
2005.145.36.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 26.3 x 15.6 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.); Image: 22.7 x 12.2 cm (8 15/16 x 4 13/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
John the Baptist recognizes Christ by the appearance of a dove, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.50.bOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.3 x 15.7 cm (10 3/8 x 6 3/16 in.); Image: 22.5 x 10.9 cm (8 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Angels bring food to Jesus in the wilderness, from a Mirror of Holiness ...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.55.aOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.2 x 15.7 cm (10 5/16 x 6 3/16 in.); Image: 20.5 x 11.3 cm (8 1/16 x 4 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Jesus being awakened during a tempest on the Sea of Galilee, from a...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.77.aOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperPage: 26.2 x 15.6 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Mary Magdalene presents ointment to Jesus, from a Mirror of Holiness ...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.102.bOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.4 x 15.7 cm (10 3/8 x 6 3/16 in.); Image: 20.5 x 10.3 cm (8 1/16 x 4 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Salome Receiving John the Baptist's Head on a Platter, from a Mirror of...
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, Mughal period
2005.145.112.bOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.4 x 15.7 cm (10 3/8 x 6 3/16 in.); Image: 19.8 x 11.2 cm (7 13/16 x 4 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Jesus writes on the ground, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds)...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.130.bOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.3 x 15.5 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.); Image: 21 x 11.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Jesus being portrayed by King Abgar’s painter, from a Mir’at al-quds of...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.143.aOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperPage: 26.2 x 15.6 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Flagellation, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father...
Mughal India, Allahabad, made for Prince Salim
2005.145.182.aOpaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paperSheet: 26.2 x 15.3 cm (10 5/16 x 6 in.); Image: 22.3 x 13.3 cm (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Prince and Ascetics
attributed to Govardhan (Indian, active c.1596-1645)
1971.79Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paperImage: 20.3 x 14.3 cm (8 x 5 5/8 in.); Sheet with border: 37.5 x 25.2 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Akshobhya: the Buddha of the East
Northeast India, Bihar, Kurkihar, Pala period
1970.10Bronze with silver and copper inlayOverall: 38.8 x 26.3 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
The game of wolf-running in Tabriz, from an Akbar-nama (Book of Akbar)
Banavari 1 (Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
2003.38Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 35.2 x 23.8 cm (13 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0
Shiva Saint: Manikkavachakar
South India, Tamil Nadu, 12th-13th century
1967.148BronzeOverall: 33.5 x 9.1 cm (13 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
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
Vina
India, British Period
1918.346Painted and gilded wood with ivory veneers and inlay; copper alloy frets; iron alloy strings (with one modern copper replacement)Overall: 95.2 x 15.3 cm (37 1/2 x 6 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Jahangir
Mughal India
1944.496Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 4.8 x 3.2 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Agni, God of Fire
India, Uttar Pradesh
1955.51SandstoneOverall: 73 x 40.6 cm (28 3/4 x 16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Babur meeting with Sultan Ali Mirza at the Kohik River, from a Babur...
India, Mughal school, 16th century
1971.85Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 28 x 16.5 cm (11 x 6 1/2 in.); Overall: 41 x 27.1 cm (16 1/8 x 10 11/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Princes hunting in a rocky landscape
India, Mughal, 16th century
1940.1197Ink, slight color, and gold on paperImage: 26.4 x 15.8 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.); Overall: 40.5 x 26 cm (15 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
River Goddess Ganga
Northern India, Mathura, Vardhama Period, 6th-7th Century
1966.119SandstoneOverall: 108 cm (42 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Walking Buddha
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1962.167IvoryOverall: 4.8 x 2.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Goddess Mahabhairavi
India, Himachal Pradesh, 11th century
1982.47BronzeOverall: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Seven Leaves from a Manuscript of the Gandavyuha-sutra (Scripture of the...
Nepal
1955.49Gum tempera and ink on palm leavesOverall: 4.2 x 52.4 cm (1 5/8 x 20 5/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Personification of the Discus
Northeastern India, Bihar, Aphsad, early Pala period, 7th Century
1945.367ChloriteOverall: 81.3 cm (32 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Krishna Returns with the Cowherds to Braj, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northern India, Uttarakhand, probably Garhwal
1971.301Opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 22 x 33 cm (8 11/16 x 13 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. MacDonaldCCCC0
Portrait of Alamgir (r. 1658-1707)
India, Mughal
1944.498Opaque watercolor and gold on paperSheet: 7.9 x 5.3 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pediment with the face of Glory (Kirti-mukha)
Northern India
1988.102SandstoneOverall: 50.8 x 94 cm (20 x 37 in.)The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Birth of the Buddha
Northeastern India, Bengal, Pala dynasty
1959.349Black chloriteOverall: 46.4 x 27.3 x 11.4 cm (18 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Vajrapani
India, Kashmir
1971.14Bronze with silver overlay and opaque watercolorOverall: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.); Base: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lovers (Mithuna)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, Pratihara Dynasty, 10th Century
1962.165Sandstonewith limestone washOverall: 35.3 x 34.3 cm (13 7/8 x 13 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
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
A Prince Performs Austerities (recto); Shiva and His Followers Return to...
Eastern India, Odisha
2018.175Gum tempera and lampblack on palm leafLeaf: 5.1 x 41 cm (2 x 16 1/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
A marbled picture of Rustam catching Rakhsh
attributed to Shafi (Indian, active about 1650)
2013.286Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 37.2 x 21 cm (14 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Krishna Vanquishing the Crane-Demon Bakasura
1966.29Gum tempera and gold on paperOverall: 27.8 x 19.7 cm (10 15/16 x 7 3/4 in.)John L. Severance 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
Carved Brackets
South India, probably Madurai
1972.282Ivory with traces of pigmentOverall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)Bequest of Edgar A. HahnCCCC0
Krishna Quells the Serpent Kaliya
2003.113.bWatercolor, graphite, and ink on paperSecondary Support: 48.1 x 29.7 cm (18 15/16 x 11 11/16 in.); Painting only: 45.7 x 27.8 cm (18 x 10 15/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha meeting
India, Provincial Mughal, Lucknow, 18th century
1939.164Opaque watercolor, gold and ink on paperOverall: 40.5 x 28 cm (15 15/16 x 11 in.); Average: 21.5 x 15 cm (8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in.)Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., for the Coralie Walker Hanna Memorial CollectionCCCC0
Falcon
India, Pahari, probably Jammu, 18th century
1968.42Opaque watercolor on paperImage: 27.6 x 16 cm (10 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.); Overall: 31.6 x 19.8 cm (12 7/16 x 7 13/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
A prince riding a composite elephant
India, Golconda, Deccan, 16th century
2013.282Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 28.8 x 18.6 cm (11 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Painting: 14.5 x 11 cm (5 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Women playing at cross-dressing
India, Golconda, Deccan, 17th century
2013.290Ink heightened with colors on paperPage: 33.5 x 26.7 cm (13 3/16 x 10 1/2 in.); Painting: 23.6 x 16 cm (9 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Hookah Base
India, Mughal Dynasty
1969.286Glass with colored enamel and gildingOverall: 17.8 cm (7 in.)The Norweb CollectionCCCC0
Female torso
Northeastern India, Pala dynasty
2011.146Black chloriteOverall: 89 x 44 x 19 cm (35 1/16 x 17 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)Gift of Maxeen and John Flower in honor of Dr. Stanislaw CzumaCCCC0
Monolithic Pillar
Northern India, Mathura, early medieval period, 7th-8th century
1938.14Red sandstoneOverall: 109.9 x 25.4 cm (43 1/4 x 10 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Female Tree Deity with Attendant
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Sikar, Harshagiri, 10th century
1967.202SandstoneOverall: 54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Coin of Chandragupta II
India, Chandragupta II, Gupta Period, late 4th-early 5th century
1977.62GoldDiameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)Cornelia Blakemore Warner FundCCCC0
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
Shri Raga
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Mewar
1931.451Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 34.4 x 22.5 cm (13 9/16 x 8 7/8 in.); Overall: 38 x 25 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Portrait of Sardar Singh (Son of Savant Singh, 1730–68)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Kishangarh
2001.122Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 27.9 x 21.9 cm (11 x 8 5/8 in.); Overall: 34.6 x 26.6 cm (13 5/8 x 10 1/2 in.)Edwin R. and Harriet Pelton Perkins Memorial FundCCCC0
Tiered Court Scene
Chitarman II (Indian, c. 1680–с. 1750)
1973.237Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperGift of Mr. and Mrs. Michael de HavenonCCCC0
Nine Celestial Bodies (Navagraha)
Central India
1971.61SandstoneOverall: 44.4 x 158.6 x 18.2 cm (17 1/2 x 62 7/16 x 7 3/16 in.)Gift of Doris and Ed WienerCCCC0
Page of disasters, from the Tarikh-i Alfi (History of the Thousand [Years])
India, Mughal school, 16th century
1932.36.aInk and color on paperOverall: 41 x 22.6 cm (16 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Krishna Under a Canopy
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.184Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 26.7 x 17.8 cm (10 1/2 x 7 in.); Miniature: 22.9 x 14 cm (9 x 5 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
A Ruler Presents a Document to Visiting Nobles
Southern India, Deccan
1996.296Opaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 22 x 32.7 cm (8 11/16 x 12 7/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Shiva and Devi on Gajasura's Hide
India, Pahari Hills, Basohli school, 17th century
1952.587Gum tempera and silver on paperImage: 23.5 x 16.2 cm (9 1/4 x 6 3/8 in.); with mat: 35.5 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Rustam Takes Aim at Ashkabus, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings)
Sultanate India, Deccan or Malwa
2020.204Gum tempera and ink on paperFolio: 31.8 x 25.6 cm (12 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.); Painting: 13.7 x 20.5 cm (5 3/8 x 8 1/16 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Fasting Buddha
India, Kashmir, 8th century
1986.70IvoryOverall: 12 x 9.5 x 1.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 9/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Head of Vishnu
Northern India, Mathura, Gupta period
1942.498SandstoneOverall: 28 cm (11 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
A Rajput Warrior with Camel, Possibly Maru Ragini from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber or Southwestern India, Deccan
2018.168Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperMiniature: 26 x 17.6 cm (10 1/4 x 6 15/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Taking of the Toll, Dana-Lila
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.86Page: 26.2 x 19.9 cm (10 5/16 x 7 13/16 in.); Image: 21.2 x 17.9 cm (8 3/8 x 7 1/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Radha’s Confidante Brings Her to Krishna, Based on Poetry of Bihari ...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Jaipur
2018.172Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 28.3 x 39.4 cm (11 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.); Miniature: 21.6 x 31.4 cm (8 1/2 x 12 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Rama’s Brothers Bharata and Shatrughna set out from Ayodhya to find Rama...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Kangra
2018.119Opaque watercolor and gold on paperPage: 24.9 x 35.7 cm (9 13/16 x 14 1/16 in.); Image: 20.5 x 31.5 cm (8 1/16 x 12 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River (recto); Parivati Placing...
Eastern India, Bengal, Kolkata, Kalighat
2003.129Watercolor, graphite, ink, and tin on paperSecondary Support: 48.5 x 29.3 cm (19 1/8 x 11 9/16 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Raja Bikram Singh of Guler (r. 1661–75) Smoking a Hookah
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.89Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 21.7 x 28.8 cm (8 9/16 x 11 5/16 in.); Image: 17.2 x 24.4 cm (6 3/4 x 9 5/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharaja Abhai Singh of Marwar (r. 1724–49), Equestrian, Watching Girls...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Rajput Kingdom of Jodhpur
2018.197Gum tempera and gold on paperMiniature: 29.9 x 19.4 cm (11 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna and Radha Quarreling: Shatha Nayaka, from a Rasikapriya
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bundi
2018.158Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 28.3 x 18.4 cm (11 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.); Miniature: 26.4 x 15.3 cm (10 3/8 x 6 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Portrait of Prince Sur Singh Rathor of Bikaner (1594–1631)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.188Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 20.5 x 13.4 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.); Miniature: 11.2 x 6.4 cm (4 7/16 x 2 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna Exacts a Toll from the Milkmaids: Dana-Lila, from a Bhagavata...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.186Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 21.6 x 29.2 cm (8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna Stealing Curds
Southern India, Andhra Pradhesh
1966.28Gum tempera and gold on paperOverall: 27.7 x 19.3 cm (10 7/8 x 7 5/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Enthroned Rama and Sita Receive Homage from their Monkey and Bear Allies
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Nurpur
2018.117Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 40.7 x 28.9 cm (16 x 11 3/8 in.); Image: 23.7 x 14.9 cm (9 5/16 x 5 7/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Princely ascetic in the forest visited by ladies
1971.95Opaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 32.7 x 26.5 cm (12 7/8 x 10 7/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
A Warrior Mounting a Held Horse: Saindhava Ragaputra of Shri, from a...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.90Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 25.7 x 18.8 cm (10 1/8 x 7 3/8 in.); Image: 20.8 x 14.5 cm (8 3/16 x 5 11/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
The Morning Toilette
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.115Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 26.5 x 18.6 cm (10 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Image: 22.1 x 13.8 cm (8 11/16 x 5 7/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Nanda and the Elders in Council with the Cowherds, from a Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.192Gum tempera, silver, and gold on paperPage: 30 x 38 cm (11 13/16 x 14 15/16 in.); Miniature: 22.5 x 31.1 cm (8 7/8 x 12 1/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Rao Ram Singh I’s Elephant Gone Amok
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.177Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paperPage: 20 x 41.6 cm (7 7/8 x 16 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna Celebrates Holi
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Guler
2018.104Gum tempera, gold, and silver on paperPage: 21 x 29.4 cm (8 1/4 x 11 9/16 in.); Image: 15.5 x 23.8 cm (6 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Shri Raga, from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)
Nasiruddin (Indian, active 1679–1700)
2018.193Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 27 x 18.4 cm (10 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.); Miniature: 15 x 10 cm (5 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Descent of the Ganges
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.111Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 20.8 x 29.8 cm (8 3/16 x 11 3/4 in.); Image: 17.6 x 26.9 cm (6 15/16 x 10 9/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
The Heroine Who Waits Anxiously for Her Absent Lover: Utka Nayika
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.114Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 26.3 x 17.8 cm (10 3/8 x 7 in.); Image: 25.2 x 16.6 cm (9 15/16 x 6 9/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Woman Longing for Her Lover: Verati Ragini of Dipak, from a Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.176Gum tempera, ink, gold, and silver on paperPage: 30.2 x 24.2 cm (11 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.); Miniature: 21 x 11.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharao Ram Singh II of Kota (r. 1828–66) Worships Brij Nathji as the...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kota
2018.181Gum tempera and gold on paperPurchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Five Poses of Krishna Making Love, from a Bikaner Bhagavata Purana
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.187Gum tempera and gold on paperMiniature: 17.5 x 25.4 cm (6 7/8 x 10 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Rati, the Goddess of Erotic Love, Takes Aim at Krishna, from a Rasikapriya
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.183Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 31.8 x 26 cm (12 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.); Miniature: 26 x 23.5 cm (10 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
A Disconsolate Lady on a Terrace with Attendants
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Raghogarh
2018.185Gum tempera, silver, and gold on paperPage: 28.3 x 22.9 cm (11 1/8 x 9 in.); Miniature: 23.5 x 15.2 cm (9 1/4 x 6 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Krishna Lifts Mount Govardhan, from a Bhagavata Purana
Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa
2018.134Gum tempera on paperPage: 19.4 x 27.6 cm (7 5/8 x 10 7/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharaja Anup Singh of Bikaner (reigned 1669–98) Receives a Courtier
Ruknuddin (Indian, active c. 1666–97)
2018.191Ink and gum tempera on paperPage: 25 x 18.3 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.); Miniature: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Diagrams of the Universe: The Two-and-a-Half Continents, the Universe in...
Western India, Gujarat
2018.201Gum tempera, ink, and gold on cloth83.8 x 155 cm (33 x 61 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Princess and attendant in trompe l’oeil window
Aqil Khan (Indian, active mid-1700s)
1955.297Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 12.5 x 7.8 cm (4 15/16 x 3 1/16 in.); Overall: 44 x 31.6 cm (17 5/16 x 12 7/16 in.)Gift of George P. BickfordCCCC0
Krishna and Balarama Touching the Feet of Vasudeva and Devaki
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.85Gum tempera, gold and silver on paperPage: 28.5 x 21.6 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.); Image: 24.3 x 16.5 cm (9 9/16 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Vishnu on Ananta, the Endless Serpent
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba
2018.155Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 17.8 x 17.6 cm (7 x 6 15/16 in.); Image: 17.1 x 16.7 cm (6 3/4 x 6 9/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Ascetic Princess with Snakes in a Wilderness: Asavari Ragini, from a...
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.190Gum tempera and gold on paperPage: 25.8 x 18.2 cm (10 3/16 x 7 3/16 in.); Miniature: 19.7 x 12.7 cm (7 3/4 x 5 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
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
Maharana Bhim Singh of Mewar (r. 1778–1828) with a Consort
attributed to Chokha (Indian, 1770-1830)
2018.150Gum tempera, silver and gold on paperMiniature: 24.8 x 15.9 cm (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Royal Woman Holding a Flower
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2018.194Gum tempera and gold on paperMiniature: 19.7 x 10 cm (7 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Baby Krishna Asking for Butter from Yashoda
Eastern India, Bengal, Kolkata, Kalighat
2003.112Watercolor, graphite, ink, and tin on paperSecondary Support: 48 x 30 cm (18 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.); Painting only: 45.7 x 28 cm (18 x 11 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
A Lady with Attendant and a Pair of Deer: Probably Gujari Ragini of...
Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom, probably Chamba
2018.108Gum tempera on paperPage: 21.9 x 15.6 cm (8 5/8 x 6 1/8 in.); Image: 16.7 x 10.1 cm (6 9/16 x 4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Portrait of Rao Shiv Singh Chandrawat
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Rajput Kingdom of Jodhpur
2018.196Gum tempera and gold on paperMiniature: 31.8 x 22.2 cm (12 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Maharaja Shri Anand Singh-ji and His Consort
Ustad Murad (Indian, active 1700s)
2018.195Gum tempera, silver, and gold on paperPage: 22.2 x 16.8 cm (8 3/4 x 6 5/8 in.); Miniature: 15.2 x 10.8 cm (6 x 4 1/4 in.)Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Portrait of Maharaja Rai Singh of Bikaner (reigned 1574–1612)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
2021.11Gum tempera and gold on paper25.4 x 38.1 cm (10 x 15 in.)Alma Kroeger FundCCCC0