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The Ramayana (Tales of Rama; The Freer Ramayana), Volume 1

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

  • Geography

    Northern India
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, in modern bindings
  • Dimension

    H x W: 27.5 x 15.2 cm (10 13/16 x 6 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Patron

    Abd al-Rahim
  • Artist

    Syama Sundara
    Ghulam 'Ali
    Kala Pahara
    Sadi (active 16th century)
    Shyam Sundar
    Yusuf 'Ali
    Zayn al'-'Abidin
  • Court

    Mughal Court
  • School/Tradition

    Mughal school
  • Provenance

    To 1907
    Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (1839-1914), London, to 1907 [1]
    From 1907 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna in 1907 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] Purchased with the Hanna Collection in 1907. See Original Catalogue of the Hanna Sale: Manuscripts I, S.I. 1583, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also "Miscellaneous" volume of Freer House Catalogue, pgs. 167-183.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Body Image (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Yoga: The Art of Transformation (October 19, 2013 to January 26, 2014)
    Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas (October 16, 2004 to January 3, 2016)
    Colonel Hanna's Pictures (August 21, 1999 to February 6, 2000)
    The Natural World in Indian Painting (September 4, 1996 to May 17, 1997)
    South and South East Asian Art (May 9, 1993 to February 7, 2000)
    The Arts of South Asia (May 13, 1985 to December 2, 1985)
    The Ramayana (July 18, 1983 to April 15, 1984)
    The Imperial Image: Painting for the Mughal Court (September 25, 1981 to 30 March 1982)
    Indian Art (January 1, 1963 to January 28, 1981)
    Untitled Exhibition, South Asian Art, Gallery 8 (July 15, 1958 to January 1, 1963)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (1839-1914) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Northern India
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 01: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
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