The Ramayana (Tales of Rama; The Freer Ramayana), Volume 2

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    1597-1605
  • Geography

    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

    F1907.271.173-346
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1907.271.173-346

Object Details

  • Patron

    Abd al-Rahim
  • Artist

    Syama Sundara
    Ghulam 'Ali
    Syama Sundara
    Kala Pahara
    Kamal
    Mohan
    Mushfiq
    Nadim
    Nadir
    Qasim
    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]
    Notes:
    [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)
    East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art (February 24 to May 13, 2007)
    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)
    Masterworks of Indian Painting (December 13, 1997 to June 13, 1998)
    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)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    India
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Manuscript
  • On View

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