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Emperor Aurangzeb in a Shaft of Light with later floral border from The St. Petersburg Album

Artist:
Attributed to Hunhar  Search this
Borders:
Muhammad Baqir (mid-18th century)  Search this
Muhammad-Hadi  Search this
Calligrapher:
Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor on paper with gold
Dimensions:
H x W: 47.2 x 32.2 cm (18 9/16 x 12 11/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
India
Date:
ca. 1660, borders mid-18th c.
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
portrait  Search this
flower  Search this
moon  Search this
vina  Search this
poetry  Search this
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
India  Search this
Libra  Search this
emperor  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1996.1
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Woman in a green coat

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 14 × 5.7 cm (5 1/2 × 2 1/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1590s
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
woman  Search this
poetry  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1935.25
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Portrait of Itimad Al-dawla

Artist:
Attributed to Balchand  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 38.1 x 25.9 cm (15 x 10 3/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
India
Date:
early 17th century
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
portrait  Search this
flower  Search this
poetry  Search this
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
Reign of Jahangir (1605 - 1627)  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1948.20
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Krishna exacts a toll from the gopis

Medium:
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 24.1 × 15.9 cm (9 1/2 × 6 1/4 in)
H x W (overall): 28 × 20 cm (11 × 7 7/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Bundi, Rajasthan state, India
Date:
ca. 1660
Topic:
Krishna  Search this
Gopi  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Accession Number:
S2018.1.30
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Gauri Ragini, folio from a Ragamala

Medium:
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 21.6 × 19.3 cm (8 1/2 × 7 5/8 in)
H x W (overall): 28.9 × 23.5 cm (11 3/8 × 9 1/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Raghogarh, Madhya Pradesh state, India
Date:
ca. 1650
Topic:
tree  Search this
flower  Search this
woman  Search this
ragamala  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Accession Number:
S2018.1.41
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The Tale of Shuten Doji

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (each): 172.3 x 374 x 1.8 cm (67 13/16 x 147 1/4 x 11/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1625-1650
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
demon  Search this
mountain  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Shuten Doji  Search this
Tale of Shuten Doji  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase -- Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Fund
Accession Number:
S1988.46-47
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Folio from a Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492); Zulaykha and her maids in a landscape

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 22 x 13 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Khurasan, Iran
Date:
ca. 1560-1570
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Zulaykha  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.152
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Folio from a Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (d. 1492); recto: Zulaykha's maids entertain Yusuf in the garden; verso: text

Author:
Jami (died 1492)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 28.2 x 18.6 cm (11 1/8 x 7 5/16 in)
H x W (image): 19.2 x 11.3 cm (7 9/16 x 4 7/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Khurasan, Iran
Date:
circa 1575
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
garden  Search this
Yusuf  Search this
Zulaykha  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.163
Restrictions & Rights:
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Folio from a Mihr-u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by 'Assar (d. circa 1377-90); Mihr and Mushtari have blood taken from their arms

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.4 x 17.4 cm (12 3/4 x 6 7/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Qazvin?, Iran
Date:
circa 1560-1570
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
sun  Search this
Iran  Search this
Jupiter  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
interior  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.164
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Folio from a Makhzan al-asrar (Treasury of secrets) by Nizami (d. 1209); recto: Nushirwan listens to the owls; verso: The third article on incidents of the world and day and night reversal

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.6 x 17.9 cm (9 11/16 x 7 1/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Iran
Date:
early 17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
landscape  Search this
owl  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
king  Search this
Nushirvan  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.165
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School scene

Artist:
signed by Sayyid Ali  Search this
Patron:
Shah Tahmasp (1524 - 1576)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 37.2 x 23.9 cm (14 5/8 x 9 7/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
Tabriz, Iran
Date:
ca.1540
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
writing  Search this
reading  Search this
mosque  Search this
cooking  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
school  Search this
student  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
teacher  Search this
muezzin  Search this
punishment  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.221
Restrictions & Rights:
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Folio from an unidentified text; verso: Prophet Muhammad preaches after the Battle of the Ditch; recto: text

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.2 x 17.1 cm (9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
circa 1590
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Muhammad  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
preaching  Search this
Caliph Ali  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
prophet  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
mimbar  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.282
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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Iskandar in the enchanted garden; verso: text

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 29.3 x 17.3 cm (11 9/16 x 6 13/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Astarabad, Iran
Date:
circa 1560
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
peacock  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Khamsa  Search this
garden  Search this
Alexander  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.284
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Youth and old man

Artist:
Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565-1635)  Search this
Calligrapher:
Mir Ali al-Katib (ca. 1360 - 1420)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 46.1 x 30.5 cm (18 1/8 x 12 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
1590s
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
man  Search this
Iran  Search this
youth  Search this
elder  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.292
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Two youths

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 17.6 x 10.3 cm (6 15/16 x 4 1/16 in)
H x W (overall): 40.1 x 27.1 cm (15 13/16 x 10 11/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Iran
Date:
early 17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
reading  Search this
sleeping  Search this
Iran  Search this
youth  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.294
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Woman with a spray of flowers

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 14.9 x 7.2 cm (5 7/8 x 2 13/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
ca. 1595
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
flower  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
woman  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.297
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Youth seated in the fork of a blossoming tree

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 39.9 x 26.3 cm (15 11/16 x 10 3/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
probably Qazvin, Iran
Date:
ca. 1560-1570
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
tree  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
reading  Search this
Iran  Search this
youth  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.299
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Reclining prince

Artist:
Attributed to Aqa Mirak  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 33.6 x 21.2 cm (13 1/4 x 8 3/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Tabriz, Iran
Date:
ca. 1530
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
reading  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
book  Search this
Iran  Search this
prince  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.300
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Composite album folio, calligraphy, standing youth, lady with a cup

Artist:
ascribed to Muhammad Sadiqi (Islamic, died 1610)  Search this
ascribed to Ustad Muhammad Qasim  Search this
Calligrapher:
Sultan Ali al-Mashhadi  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 39.7 x 27.6 cm (15 5/8 x 10 7/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Probably Qazwin, Iran
Date:
ca. 1590
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
woman  Search this
man  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.305
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Seated youth in green robe

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 34.6 x 21.9 cm (13 5/8 x 8 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
ca. 1600-1610
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
wine  Search this
Iran  Search this
youth  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.306
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