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Book of prayers

Calligrapher:
Sayyid-Ali al-Hamdi (Hafiz al-Qur'an)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 23.5 x 41.1 cm (9 1/4 x 16 3/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
January 1715 (Muharram 1127 A.H.)
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
prayer  Search this
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.482
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Landscape. Seasons: autumn and winter

Artist:
Sesson Shukei 雪村周継 (1504-1589)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and slight color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 153.3 x 329.6 cm (60 3/8 x 129 3/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
16th century
Period:
Muromachi period
Topic:
landscape  Search this
autumn  Search this
winter  Search this
Muromachi period (1333 - 1573)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1966.3
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Disk (bi 璧) with incised glyph

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 24.5 x 1.3 cm (9 5/8 x 1/2 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
bird  Search this
inscription  Search this
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.346
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Jades for Life and Death
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Padmasambhava

Medium:
Gilt copper repoussé with cast head and hands and removable earrings; turquoise inets and pearl urna; base plate (contents lost)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 51.5 × 35 × 25.2 cm (20 1/4 × 13 3/4 × 9 15/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Central Tibet
Date:
first half of the 18th century
Topic:
casting  Search this
urna  Search this
Tibet  Search this
Padmasambhava  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
engraving  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2014.18a-b
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Amitabha

Medium:
Gilt copper repoussé; traces of pigment on hair and face; sealed with base plate; contents inside
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 42.5 × 38.8 × 23.5 cm (16 3/4 × 15 1/4 × 9 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Central or Western Tibet
Date:
Second half of the 15th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
casting  Search this
Amitabha Buddha  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2014.19
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Amitabha Buddha

Medium:
Gilt copper repoussé; traces of pigment on hair and face; sealed with base plate; contents inside
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 75 × 53.3 × 38.8 cm (29 1/2 × 21 × 15 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Central Tibet
Date:
Second half of the 15th century
Topic:
casting  Search this
Amitabha Buddha  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
engraving  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2014.20
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Qur'an

Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on paper (text); Watercolor, gold-colored pigments, and lacquer on pasteboard (cover)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19.6 × 12.9 × 2.7 cm (7 11/16 × 5 1/16 × 1 1/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
ca. 1800-1850
Period:
Qajar period
Topic:
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Accession Number:
S2014.17.11
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Haft Band (Seven strophes) by Mulla Hasan Kashi

Calligrapher:
Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)  Search this
Author:
Mulla Hasan Kashi  Search this
Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on paper (text); watercolor, gold-covered pigments and lacquer on pasteboard (cover)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 23.6 × 14.9 × 0.8 cm (9 5/16 × 5 7/8 × 5/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Calligraphy
Origin:
probably Isfahan, Iran
Date:
ca. 1600 (text), ca. 1850 (cover)
Period:
Safavid period (text), Qajar period (cover)
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Accession Number:
S2014.17.3
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Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020)

Calligrapher:
Vali ibn Ali Takulu  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (text and illustrations); brown leather tooled binding with lacquered cartouches (cover)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 35.5 × 24.5 × 8.5 cm (14 × 9 5/8 × 3 3/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1612 (1021 A.H.) (text); ca. 1800-1850 (illustrations and cover)
Period:
Safavid period (text) and Qajar period (illustrations and cover)
Topic:
Shahnama  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Accession Number:
S2014.17.4
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Writing box with utensils, decorated with photographs of Nasir a-Din Shah, his court, and views of Paris and Tehran

Medium:
Lacquered and gilded wood with applied photographs and silver fittings
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11.1 × 30.8 × 10.3 cm (4 3/8 × 12 1/8 × 4 1/16 in)
Type:
Container
Lacquer
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1860-1865
Period:
Qajar period
Topic:
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Iran  Search this
shah  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
calligraphy  Search this
photograph  Search this
paper scissors  Search this
cityscape  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase -- funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Accession Number:
S2014.11.1
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Lock for writing box, decorated with photographs of Nasir a-Din Shah, his court, and views of Paris and Tehran (S2014.11.1), accompanied by pair of scissors (S2014.11.3-4)

Medium:
Metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2.7 × 2 × 1 cm (1 1/16 × 13/16 × 3/8 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Metalwork
Origin:
Iran?
Date:
1860-1865
Period:
Qajar period
Topic:
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
lock  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase -- funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Accession Number:
S2014.11.2
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Scissors

Medium:
Metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 15.6 × 1.8 × 0.4 cm (6 1/8 × 11/16 × 3/16 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Metalwork
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
late 19th century
Topic:
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
calligraphy  Search this
paper scissors  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase -- funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Accession Number:
S2014.11.3
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Scissors

Medium:
Metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 16.5 × 2.1 × 0.4 cm (6 1/2 × 13/16 × 3/16 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Metalwork
Origin:
London, England
Date:
late 19th century
Topic:
England  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
calligraphy  Search this
paper scissors  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase -- funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Accession Number:
S2014.11.4
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Pair of Large Cymbals with Carrying Case

Medium:
Cymbals of five metals "li"; carrying case of red leather over wood with metal fittings
Dimensions:
H x Diam (cymbals): 15.2 x 39.4 cm (6 x 15 1/2 in)
H x Diam (case): 20.3 x 44.5 cm (8 x 17 1/2 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
Lhasa, Central Tibet
Date:
17th-18th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
cymbal  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:
S2013.25a-c
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Cup with stand (youring)

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 21.6 x 16.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in)
Type:
Vessel
Metalwork
Origin:
Lhasa, Central Tibet
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
repousse  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
cup  Search this
stand  Search this
engraving  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2013.26a-b
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Cup with stand (youring)

Medium:
Silver with gilding
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 20.7 × 16.5 cm (8 1/8 × 6 1/2 in)
Type:
Vessel
Metalwork
Origin:
Lhasa, Central Tibet
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
punching  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2013.27a-b
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Arhats Panthaka, Nagasena, Gopaka, and Abheda, from a six-part set of Arhat Immortal Thangkas

Medium:
Mineral pigments on sized cotton
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 144.8 x 78.7 cm (57 x 31 in)
H x W (painting): 61 x 34.3 cm (24 x 13 1/2 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Central Tibet
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Arhat  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:
S2013.28.1
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Arhats Ajita, Kalika, and Vanavasin, from a six-part set of Arhat Immortal Thangkas

Medium:
Mineral pigments on sized cotton
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 144.8 x 78.7 cm (57 x 31 in)
H x W (painting): 61 x 34.3 cm (24 x 13 1/2 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Tsang, Central Tibet
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Arhat  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:
S2013.28.2
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Arhats Rahula, Cudapanthaka, and Pindola, from a six-part set of Arhat Immortal Thangkas

Medium:
Mineral pigments on sized cotton
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 144.8 x 78.7 cm (57 x 31 in)
H x W (painting): 61 x 34.3 cm (24 x 13 1/2 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Tsang, Central Tibet
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Arhat  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:
S2013.28.3
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Hva Shang, and Lokapalas Virudhaka and Dhrtarashta, from a six-part set of Arhat Immortal Thangkas

Medium:
Mineral pigments on sized cotton
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 144.8 x 78.7 cm (57 x 31 in)
H x W (painting): 61 x 34.3 cm (24 x 13 1/2 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Tsang, Central Tibet
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Arhat  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:
S2013.28.4
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