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European
Metallic Ribbon
18th century
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1972/2.326A

European
Metallic Ribbon
18th century
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1972/2.326B
The Hindu God Ganesha sits atop a large white bird (a stork?). He holds the following objects in three of his four hands: a sword, lotus flower, and prayer beads. The stork also has a string of beads hanging from its beak. The landscape is plain and green, and a stream of water flows below.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Elephant-Headed Figure on a White Bird
1835 – 1845
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
1985/2.138

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Bilvamangala series, folio 30: Krishna and Balarama
1695 – 1705
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1983/2.114

Illuminated initials on Printed Text page from a Missal
1529
Anonymous Gift in memory of Mrs. John Alexander
1993/2.12
This icon painting depicts the bodhisattva Monju seated cross-legged on lotus on top of a lion. The figure holds a vajra sword, and is dressed in flowing robes with golden jewelry. Two circular mandorlas surround the figure. 
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu), seated on a lion
15th century
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.207
Standing on top of a lotus flower, the Hindu God Krishna is showing playing the flute to charm his gopis (female companions/ milkmaids). These gopis stand by lovingly, two of them waving fly whisks above their heads. In the foreground and in the bottom register of the image are shown two cows looking adoringly towards Krishna. The setting is a vast open field.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Krishna Fluting
1695 – 1705
Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.120
The artist has captured the story of the deer hunt with the fewest possible elements, in a way that is instantly recognizable and yet takes liberties with the classical tale. The forest is represented by two trees and a few sprays of foliage; the deer is a mundane gray, not magical gold; and Sita waits anxiously in a white marble pavilion, rather than a thatched hut. The vibrantly colored backgrounds divide the composition into zones that create mood and organize the narrative.
Artist Unknown, India, Central India, Malwa School
Râmâyana manuscript page: Rama kills the deer (folio no. 31)
1635 – 1650
Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.111
This painted miniature Shahnama page was made by the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460 in Baghdad, Iraq. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Gaiumart the First Shah</em> from the Shahnama, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Gaiumart the First Shah, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.40
Timurid miniature from the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Tahmina Comes to Rustam </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Tahmina Comes to Rustam, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.46
Timurid miniature from the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Rustam Slays Suhrab </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Slays Suhrab, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.47
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Rustam Takes Bijan out of the Pit</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Takes Bijan out of the Pit, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.54
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