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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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Two lovers in a pavilion, from an Amarushataka (Hundred poems of Amaru), or an unidentified erotic series

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 21 × 15.9 cm (8 1/4 × 6 1/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Malwa, Madhya Pradesh state, India
Date:
ca. 1680
Topic:
peacock  Search this
lovers  Search this
pavilion  Search this
couch  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection  Search this
romance  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:
S2018.1.20
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Vilaval Ragini, from a Ragamala

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 20.6 × 14.9 cm (8 1/8 × 5 7/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Malwa, Madhya Pradesh state, India
Date:
ca. 1680
Topic:
flower  Search this
night  Search this
woman  Search this
ragamala  Search this
pavilion  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:
S2018.1.21
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Krishna bids farewell, folio from a Bhagavata Purana

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 20 × 39.4 cm (7 7/8 × 15 1/2 in)
H x W (overall): 23.2 × 42.5 cm (9 1/8 × 16 3/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Mewar, Rajasthan state, India
Date:
ca.1680-1690
Topic:
Krishna  Search this
elephant  Search this
Bhagavata Purana  Search this
India  Search this
palanquin  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:
S2018.1.22
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A woman gazing at a warrior

Medium:
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 21.9 × 18.5 cm (8 5/8 × 7 5/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Ajmer, Rajasthan state, India
Date:
ca. 1680
Topic:
woman  Search this
sword  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
soldier  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:
S2018.1.28
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Wedding ceremony in the presence of Brahma

Medium:
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 20.3 × 18.1 cm (8 × 7 1/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Ajmer, Rajasthan state, India
Date:
ca. 1680
Topic:
marriage  Search this
India  Search this
Brahma  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:
S2018.1.29
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Vibhasa Ragini, folio from a Ragamala

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 20.6 × 11.7 cm (8 1/8 × 4 5/8 in)
H x W (overall): 27 × 17.6 cm (10 5/8 × 6 15/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Bundi, Rajasthan state, India
Date:
ca. 1680
Topic:
peacock  Search this
woman  Search this
man  Search this
ragamala  Search this
bow  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
arrow  Search this
knife  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:
S2018.1.31
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Dhanasri Ragini, folio from a Ragamala

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 23.5 × 18.4 cm (9 1/4 × 7 1/4 in)
H x W (overall): 31.2 × 24.5 cm (12 5/16 × 9 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Bundi or Raghogarh, Rajasthan state, India
Date:
ca. 1680
Topic:
portrait  Search this
woman  Search this
ragamala  Search this
pavilion  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
painting  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:
S2018.1.32
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Saraswati, folio from a Goddess series

Artist:
Attributed to Wajid (active late 17th century)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 15.9 × 24.4 cm (6 1/4 × 9 5/8 in)
H x W (overall): 18.7 × 26.7 cm (7 3/8 × 10 1/2 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Sawar, Rajasthan, India
Date:
ca. 1680-1700
Topic:
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection  Search this
Saraswati  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:
S2018.1.40
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Krishna and bow, folio from a Bhagavata Purana

Medium:
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 47 × 52.1 cm (18 1/2 × 20 1/2 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
probably Surat, Gujarat state, India
Date:
ca. 1670-1675
Topic:
Krishna  Search this
Bhagavata Purana  Search this
bow  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  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:
S2018.1.56
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Rama and Lakshman with the sage Vishvamitra, folio from a Ramayana

Medium:
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 19 × 29.2 cm (7 1/2 × 11 1/2 in)
H x W (overall): 22.2 × 32.4 cm (8 3/4 × 12 3/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh state, India
Date:
ca. 1680-1690
Topic:
Ramayana  Search this
Rama  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Vishvamitra  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:
S2018.1.9
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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
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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
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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
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.292
Restrictions & Rights:
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