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Prayer-wheel

Medium:
Silver, turquoise and wood
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 24 x 7.2 cm (9 7/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Tibet
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Tibetan Buddhism  Search this
prayer  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
punching  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.673
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Amulet case (Gau)

Medium:
Silver, glass beads, and turquoise
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13.6 x 6.1 x 2.1 cm (5 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 13/16 in)
Type:
Container
Origin:
Tibet
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
protection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.676
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edanmdm:fsg_F1907.676

Pair of Kerala earrings

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H x W: 9.2 x 5.9 cm (3 5/8 x 2 5/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Travancore, Kerala state, India
Date:
ca. 1880
Topic:
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1990.3a-b
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Marriage necklace (chettiar thali)

Medium:
Gold, black cotton cordage
Dimensions:
H (without yarn): 91.5 cm (36 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Tamil Nadu state, India
Date:
late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Lakshmi  Search this
swan  Search this
marriage  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1991.4
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34667e1d1-f838-4f05-a1d2-6a19e0419353
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edanmdm:fsg_F1991.4
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Jhumar, (hair ornament)

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 12.3 x 6.6 x 0.4 cm (4 13/16 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Punjab, India
Date:
ca. 1890
Topic:
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Rajinder K. Keith and Narinder K. Keith in honor of their mother, Sardarni Karam Kaur Keith
Accession Number:
S1988.53
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edanmdm:fsg_S1988.53

Jhumar (hair ornament)

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 12 x 6.6 x 0.4 cm (4 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Punjab, India
Date:
ca. 1890
Topic:
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Rajinder K. Keith and Narinder K. Keith in honor of their mother, Sardarni Karam Kaur Keith
Accession Number:
S1989.1
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f69007f7-199a-4ee3-819a-926e58884896
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1989.1

Puppet Backdrop (Pabuji Padh)

Medium:
Cotton and opaque watercolor Painted
Dimensions:
H x W: 634.4 x 158.1 cm (249 3/4 x 62 1/4 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
Rajasthan state, India
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
puppetry  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Joyce
Accession Number:
S1987.1102
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3a23321a7-364d-491b-b417-1d0f7ef01458
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.1102

Pichhavai of Varsha (Monsoon Season)

Medium:
Gold, silver and pigments on dark blue cotton
Dimensions:
H x W: 127 x 96.5 cm (50 x 38 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Andhra Pradesh state, India
Date:
1700-1800
Topic:
Hinduism  Search this
peacock  Search this
cow  Search this
India  Search this
fly whisk  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles and Catherine Page
Accession Number:
S1989.20
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3bab93c36-5aaf-4c19-bbac-3de269ba1277
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edanmdm:fsg_S1989.20

Painted textile (Simhasana)

Medium:
Black cotton stamped and painted with gold and touches of color
Dimensions:
H x W: 130.5 x 108.5 cm (51 3/8 x 42 11/16 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
Rajasthan or Deccan, India
Date:
19th century
Topic:
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Karl B. Mann
Accession Number:
S1992.35
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edanmdm:fsg_S1992.35

Kanakamuni Buddha

Medium:
Gilt copper alloy, partly cast and partly repoussé; traces of pigment, inserted blue turquoise urna; base sealed with copper plate incised with a double vajra; unopened with contents inside
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 58.4 × 35.6 × 21.6 cm (23 × 14 × 8 1/2 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Lhasa or Shigatse, Central, Tibet
Date:
18th century
Topic:
Buddha  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2012.3
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On View:
Sackler Gallery 26a: The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye33837098d-977b-4013-9d95-e4220e9f520d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.3

Tsong Khapa

Medium:
Gilt copper repoussé and some cast parts; retains all original pigments; base sealed with coper plate engraved with double vajra; contents inside
Dimensions:
H x W: 53.3 × 40 × 25.4 cm (21 × 15 3/4 × 10 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Central Tibet
Date:
mid 17th-mid 18th century
Topic:
Tibet  Search this
Tsongkhapa  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2013.19a-c
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Sackler Gallery 26a: The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f72e26b6-0848-466c-b15c-c0766bf526f8
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edanmdm:fsg_S2013.19a-c

White Tara

Medium:
Gilt copper alloy, repoussé with separately cast parts and attributes; turquoise insets; pigments; based sealed with copper plate incised with double vajra; contents within
Dimensions:
H x W: 58.4 × 33 × 21 cm (23 × 13 × 8 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Central Tibet
Date:
First half of the 18th century
Topic:
Tibet  Search this
Tara  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2013.20a-d
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3780ffe94-4f3a-423d-9120-e935c7368ad4
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Preparatory Drawing for a copper repousse seated image of the Bodhisattva Maitreya

Artist:
Kuber Singh Shakya (ca. 1881-1957)  Search this
Patron:
King of Bhutan  Search this
Medium:
Black ink, jewelers' rouge, red and black pencil on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 356 × 199 cm (140 3/16 × 78 3/8 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Nepal
Date:
ca. 1950
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Maitreya Buddha  Search this
Nepal  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Rudra Raj Shakya and family in memory of his father Kuber Singh Shakya
Accession Number:
S1998.1
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edanmdm:fsg_S1998.1
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Supersecret Hayagriva Father-Mother

Medium:
Mineral pigments on sized cotton; original Qing brocade mounts and silver roller knobs
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 116.8 x 71.1 cm (46 x 28 in)
H x W (painting): 81.3 x 57.2 cm (32 x 22 1/2 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China; Tibeto-Chinese or Tibeto-Mongolian
Date:
17th-early 19th century
Topic:
Mongolia  Search this
China  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
thangka  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
Haragriva  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2017.50a-c
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye39419db6d-3f68-4d6f-bf8d-b0551307218c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2017.50a-c

Mahasiddha Krishnacharya, from a partial set of thangkas

Medium:
Mineral pigments on sized cotton; original brocade mounting
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 68.6 x 66 cm (27 x 26 in)
H x W (painting): 27.9 x 38.1 cm (11 x 15 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Eastern Tibet
Date:
early 19th century
Topic:
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
thangka  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
Mahasiddha  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2017.51.1
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye31cc90168-a86b-4d69-ac80-d91a8672c1d0
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edanmdm:fsg_S2017.51.1
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Mahasiddha Luipa, from a partial set of thangkas

Medium:
Mineral pigments on sized cotton; original brocade mounting
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 68.6 x 66 cm (27 x 26 in)
H x W (painting): 27.9 x 38.1 cm (11 x 15 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Eastern Tibet
Date:
early 19th century
Topic:
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
thangka  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
Mahasiddha  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2017.51.2
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3a815832e-9da6-40f6-b4ef-9ec1fa282e0a
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edanmdm:fsg_S2017.51.2
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Thangka of between-state Heruka Mother-Father

Medium:
Mineral pigments on sized cotton with silk brocade mounting
Dimensions:
H x W: 81.3 x 58.5 cm (32 x 23 1/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Central Tibet
Date:
mid 19th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
thangka  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2017.58
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edanmdm:fsg_S2017.58

Standing Buddha

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 113 x 37.5 x 20 cm (44 1/2 x 14 3/4 x 7 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Thailand
Date:
20th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Thailand  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.908
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On View:
Smithsonian Castle, Commons Room
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye384d821dc-6149-439d-9d11-cb17cc9ea224
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.908

Maharana Bhim Singh of Mewar at a palace window

Artist:
Workshop of Chokha (active 1779-ca. 1826)  Search this
Sitter:
Maharana Bhim Singh (Indian (Mewar), reigned 1778-1828)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on cotton
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 147 × 110.8 cm (57 7/8 × 43 5/8 in)
H x W (framed): 147 × 110.8 cm (57 7/8 × 43 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Udaipur, Rajasthan state, Mewar, India
Date:
ca. 1810-20
Period:
Sisodia dynasty
Topic:
portrait  Search this
moon  Search this
Sisodia dynasty (861 - 1947)  Search this
India  Search this
maharana  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Terence McInerney
Accession Number:
S1996.33
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Sackler Gallery 28e: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye381916532-3bf6-4bc4-a15b-4b86d4d2c624
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edanmdm:fsg_S1996.33

Maharana Raj Singh I observing an elephant fight

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 47 × 52.1 cm (18 1/2 × 20 1/2 in)
H x W (framed): 92.7 × 71.1 cm (36 1/2 × 28 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Mewar, Rajasthan state, India
Date:
ca. 1670-1675
Topic:
elephant  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:
S2018.1.57
Restrictions & Rights:
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