Object Gallery


Objects 1 – 48 of 48

An album, bound in painted leather covers, containing paintings and calligraphies

Mughal dynasty, Assembled in 18th century
India, Uttar Pradesh state, Lucknow
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper with lacquered, painted leather covers
H x W (.3 sheet): 46 × 32.2 cm (18 1/8 × 12 11/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1907.276.1-17

Kalpa Sutra and Kalakacaryakatha

15th century
Western India
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 23.5 x 33.4 cm (9 1/4 x 13 1/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1923.3a-zz

Sultan Murad and a Consort

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1597
India
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W: 17.2 x 9.8 cm (6 3/4 x 3 7/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1929.80

Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi as the Goddess Parvati

Chola dynasty, Reign of Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi, 10th century
India, Tamil Nadu state
Bronze
H x W x D: 107.3 x 33.4 x 25.7 cm (42 1/4 x 13 1/8 x 10 1/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1929.84

Vasanta Vilasa (a poem on Spring) (detail)

1451
India, Gujarat state
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper mounted on cloth
H x W: 1101.5 × 24.5 cm (433 11/16 × 9 5/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1932.24

One face of a fence-rail from Bharhut: King visits the Buddha (Great Miracle of Sravasti)

early 2nd century BCE
India
Stone
H x W x D: 48 x 52.8 x 8.9 cm (18 7/8 x 20 13/16 x 3 1/2 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1932.25

One face of a fence-rail from Bharhut: Worship at a Stupa

Shunga dynasty, early 2nd century BCE
India, Madhya Pradesh state
Sandstone
H x W x D: 47.5 x 51.9 x 8 cm (18 11/16 x 20 7/16 x 3 1/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1932.26

Young Akbar Recognizes His Motherfrom anAkbarnama

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1596-1600
India
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W: 12.9 x 12 cm (5 1/16 x 4 3/4 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1939.57

Allegorical representation of Emperor Jahangir and Shah Abbas of Persia from the St. Petersburg Album

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, ca. 1618; margins 1747–48
India
Opaque watercolor, ink, silver and gold on paper
H x W: 23.8 x 15.4 cm (9 3/8 x 6 1/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1945.9a

Page of Calligraphy [obverse] from the St. Petersburg album

Mughal dynasty, calligraphy 1610-11, margins 1756–57
India
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W: 35.3 × 17.1 cm (13 7/8 × 6 3/4 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1945.9b

Floral border surrounding F1945.9a (page from the St. Petersburg album)

Mughal dynasty, 1756-57
India
Full color and gold on paper
H x W: 46.3 × 30.1 cm (18 1/4 × 11 7/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1945.9c

Folio from a Zafarnama (Book of conquest) by Yazdi (d. 1450); recto: text, Samarqand receives the prince and his troops; verso: Timur’s entry into Samarqand

Timurid period, 1436
Iran, Shiraz
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H x W (paper): 25.9 x 13.2 cm (10 3/16 x 5 3/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1948.18

Jahangir Holding a Globe

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, 1622-1623
India
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W: 38.8 x 25.7 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1948.28

Scenes from the life of the Buddha

Kushan dynasty, late 2nd-early 3rd century
Pakistan or Afghanistan
Stone
H x W x D: 67 x 289.8 x 9.8 cm (26 3/8 x 114 1/8 x 3 7/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1949.9a-d

Zardhang Khatni Brings the Ring to Maltas the Prison Keeper from The Hamzanama

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1570
India
Opaque watercolor and gold on cotton cloth
H x W: 67.5 x 51.6 cm (26 9/16 x 20 5/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1949.18

Knife made for Jahangir, partially of meteoric iron

Mughal dynasty, 1621
India
Meteoric iron, with gold inlay
H: 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1955.27a-b

Sa’id and Khosh Khiram arrive at a castle and see two girls wrestling on the roof from the Hamzanama

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1570
India
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on cotton cloth
H x W: 79 x 63.5 cm (31 1/8 x 25 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1960.14

Umar Disguised as the Surgeon Mazmahil, Arrives before the Castle of Antali from a Hamzanama

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1570
India
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on cotton cloth
H x W (overall): 79.2 x 64 cm (31 3/16 x 25 3/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1960.15

A Royal Entertainment

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1600
India
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (image): 17 x 11.4 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/2 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1960.27

Child Saint Sambandar

Chola dynasty, 12th century
India, Tamil Nadu state
Bronze
H x W x D (overall): 48.6 x 43.5 x 17.3 cm (19 1/8 x 17 1/8 x 6 13/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1976.5

Dagger with scabbard

Mughal dynasty, 18th century
India
Steel; white jade inlaid with gold, rubies and emeralds, and velvet with gilt metal
W (overall): 36 cm (14 3/16 in)
Gift of Dr. Stephen R. Turner
Freer Gallery of Art
F1984.3a-b

Court Lady

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, ca. 1620
India
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W: 10.8 x 6.1 cm (4 1/4 x 2 3/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment

Freer Gallery of Art
F1984.43

Nandi

Chola dynasty, 12th century
India, Tamil Nadu state
Bronze
H x W x D: 56 x 38.5 x 65.5 cm (22 1/16 x 15 3/16 x 25 13/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment

Freer Gallery of Art
F1985.30

Quatrefoil box

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Shah Jahan, ca. 1650
India, Northern
Red, green, and white enamels with gold
H x W x D: 5.7 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm (2 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment

Freer Gallery of Art
F1986.22a-b

Rosewater sprinkler

Mughal dynasty, ca. 1775 — 1800
India
Silver and gold
H x W: 27.8 x 10.5 cm (10 15/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1990.1

Pair of Nilgiri Earrings

late 19th-early 20th century
India, Tamil Nadu state
Gold sheet metal
H x W: 9.2 x 5.9 cm (3 5/8 x 2 5/16 in)
Purchase — funds provided by Rajinder K. Keith and Narinder K. Keith
Freer Gallery of Art
F1990.2a-b

Jasmine bud necklace

late 19th-early 20th century
India, Tamil Nadu state
Gold and red semi-precious stones
H (overall): 92 cm (36 1/4 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment and funds provided by Rajinder K. Keith and Narinder K. Keith
Freer Gallery of Art
F1990.4

Garland of berries

late 19th-early 20th century
India, Tamil Nadu state
Gold, double berries, silver, diamonds and rubies
H x W (overall): 10.6 x 6.8 cm (4 3/16 x 2 11/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1990.8

Shri Raga from the Chawand Ragamala

Sisodia dynasty, Reign of Maharana Amar Singh, Dated 1605
India, Mewar, Rajasthan state, Chawand
Opaque watercolor on paper
H x W (overall): 20.2 x 18.7 cm (7 15/16 x 7 3/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1991.1

Braid ornament (choti)

late 19th-early 20th century
India, Tamil Nadu state
Gold, silver, cotton, and rubies
H x W (overall): 40.5 x 10.1 cm (15 15/16 x 4 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1991.5

Sarang Raga from the Sirohi Ragamala

ca. 1680-1690
India, Rajasthan state, Sirohi
Opaque watercolor on paper
H x W (overall): 23.2 x 17.8 cm (9 1/8 x 7 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1992.18

Furniture plaque: lovers embracing on a canopied bed

ca. 1300
India, Orissa
Ivory
H x W x D: 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm (3 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 3/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1992.32

Jain shrine of Parshvanatha

1097
India, Khajuraho region, Madhya Pradesh state
Copper alloy
H x W x D: 29.5 x 19.1 x 9.2 cm (11 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 3 5/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1993.11

Chape of a scabbard

Mughal dynasty, 17th century
India
Iron inlaid with gold
H x W x D: 11.2 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm (4 7/16 x 1 1/2 x 5/8 in)
Purchase — funds provided by Rajinder K. Keith and Narinder K. Keith in honor of Mahinder Singh Keith
Freer Gallery of Art
F1994.5

Standing Buddha

Gupta dynasty, 320-485
India, Mathura
Red sikri sandstone
H x W x D: 134.6 x 58.4 x 30.4 cm (53 x 23 x 11 15/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1994.17

Allegorical Figure

Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1600
India
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W: 8.8 x 5.6 cm (3 7/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Gift of Ruth and Sherman Lee
Freer Gallery of Art
F1995.13

Shiva Vinadhara (Holder of the Lute)

Chola dynasty, ca. 950
India, Tamil Nadu state
Bronze
H x W x D: 73.6 x 35.8 x 24.9 cm (29 x 14 1/8 x 9 13/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1997.28

Siddhapratima Yantra (Shrine of a Perfected Being)

Delhi Sultanate period, 1333
India
Bronze, copper alloy, traces of gilding, silver
H x W x D: 21.9 x 13.1 x 8.9 cm (8 5/8 x 5 3/16 x 3 1/2 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1997.33a-b

Dagger with the handle in the shape of a lion’s head

Mughal dynasty, 1650-1700
India
Watered steel inlaid with gold and agate

H x W x D: 32.1 x 3 x 3.9 cm (12 5/8 x 1 3/16 x 1 9/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1998.9

Vihagra Raga-Putra son of Sri Raga from a Ragamala

ca. 1690
India, Punjab Hills, Jammu and Kashmir, Nurpur
Opaque watercolor and silver on paper
H x W (painting): 17.7 × 17.1 cm (6 15/16 × 6 3/4 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment

Freer Gallery of Art
F1999.4

Bodhisattva White Avalokiteshvara (Amoghapasha Lokeshvara)

early Malla period, Malla dynasty, 14th century
Nepal
Polychromed wood
H x W x D: 162.5 x 96 x 37 cm (64 x 37 13/16 x 14 9/16 in)
Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and Sigrid and Vinton Cerf in honor of Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser
Freer Gallery of Art
F2000.5

The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

11th century
Western Tibet
Brass alloy with copper and tin inlay, colored wax, traces of gilding and pigment.
H x W x D: 82.3 x 32.1 x 21.6 cm (32 3/8 x 12 5/8 x 8 1/2 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F2001.2a-d

Shiva Nataraja

Chola dynasty, ca. 990
India, Tamil Nadu state
Bronze
H x W x D (overall): 70.8 x 53.3 x 24.6 cm (27 7/8 x 21 x 9 11/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment and funds provided by Margaret and George Haldeman
Freer Gallery of Art
F2003.2

Mirror case with portrait of Mumtaz Mahal

Reign of Shah Jahan, portrait by Abid dated 1628; assembled late 17th century
India or Iran
Lacquer over wood frame and papier-mache or pasteboard, opaque watercolor, gold and silver foil strips on paper
H x W x D (overall): 17.8 x 11.8 x 1.7 cm (7 x 4 5/8 x 11/16 in)
Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Freer Gallery of Art
F2005.4

Arrival of the groom at the palace, folio from a Ramayana

ca. 1640-1650
India, Himachal Pradesh state, Mandi
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (image): 31.7 × 48 cm (12 1/2 × 18 7/8 in)
H x W (sheet): 34 × 50 cm (13 3/8 × 19 11/16 in)
Purchase from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F2017.13.1

Wedding ceremony, folio from a Ramayana

ca. 1640-1650
India, Himachal Pradesh state, Mandi
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (image): 31.2 × 47.5 cm (12 5/16 × 18 11/16 in)
H x W (sheet): 33.6 × 49.5 cm (13 1/4 × 19 1/2 in)
Purchase from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F2017.13.2

Raja Mandhata as a musical mode

ca. 1690
India, Himachal Pradesh state, Nurpur
Opaque watercolor on paper
H x W (image): 17.5 × 17.7 cm (6 7/8 × 7 in)
H x W (sheet): 21.3 × 20.7 cm (8 3/8 × 8 1/8 in)
Purchase from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F2017.13.3

Elizabeth I

India
Watercolor on ivory
H x W: 13.2 x 15.1 cm (5 3/16 x 5 15/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Study Collection
FSC-PA-179