Detail image, Vishnu Vishvarupa; India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, ca. 1800–1820; Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 38.5 x 28 cm; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Given by Mrs. Gerald Clark, IS.33-2006

Detail, Vishnu Vishvarupa; India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, ca. 1800–1820; Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 38.5 x 28 cm; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Given by Mrs. Gerald Clark, IS.33-2006

Yoga: The Art of Transformation

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Detail photograph; A world Lost: after the original island, single land mass fractured, after populations migrated, after pollution revealed itself and as cultural locations once separated merged, after the splitting of Adam and Eve, Shiva and Shakti, of race black and white, of culture East and West, after animals diminished, after the seas’ corals did exterminate, after this and at last imagine all water evaporated…this after Columbus found it we lost it imagine this; Rina Banerjee (b. 1963); 2013; Photo by Hutomo Wicaksono

Detail; A world Lost: after the original island, single land mass fractured, after populations migrated, after pollution revealed itself and as cultural locations once separated merged, after the splitting of Adam and Eve, Shiva and Shakti, of race black and white, of culture East and West, after animals diminished, after the seas’ corals did exterminate, after this and at last imagine all water evaporated…this after Columbus found it we lost it imagine this; Rina Banerjee (b. 1963); 2013; Photo by Hutomo Wicaksono

Perspectives: Rina Banerjee

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Detail image, The Four Sylvan Sounds (The Hermit Thrush and the Sound of Running Water); Thomas Dewing (1851–1938); United States, 1896–97; Oil on wood panels; Gift of Charles Lang Freer; F1906.72–73

Detail, The Four Sylvan Sounds (The Hermit Thrush and the Sound of Running Water); Thomas Dewing (1851–1938); United States, 1896–97; Oil on wood panels; Gift of Charles Lang Freer; F1906.72–73

Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan

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Detail image, Ehon butai ogi, vol. 3; by Katsukawa Shunshō (1726—1792) and Ippitsusai Bunchō (active ca. 1755—1790); Japan, Edo period, 1770; Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper covers; Purchase - The Gerhard Pulverer Collection, Museum funds, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003—2007); Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection FSC-GR-780.164.3

Detail, Ehon butai ogi, vol. 3; by Katsukawa Shunshō (1726—1792) and Ippitsusai Bunchō (active ca. 1755—1790); Japan, Edo period, 1770; Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper covers; Purchase - The Gerhard Pulverer Collection, Museum funds, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003—2007); Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection FSC-GR-780.164.3

Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books

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Detail image, Gathering of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, Southern Xiangtangshan Cave Temples, Cave 2. Northern Qi dynasty, 550–577. Limestone with traces of pigment. Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1921.1

Detail, Gathering of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, Southern Xiangtangshan Cave Temples, Cave 2. Northern Qi dynasty, 550–577. Limestone with traces of pigment. Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1921.1

Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture

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