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Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita Depart from Their Gurus Ashram in the Forest
Anonymous (Indian), Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita Depart from Their Guru’s Ashram in the Forest, illustration from a Ramayana (Epic of Rama) series, early 18th century, watercolor with gold on paper, 10 x 13 3/4 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation, 2002.002.
Illustration from the Ramayana
Anonymous (Indian), Illustration from the Ramayana, 18th century, opaque pigment and gold on wasli, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Barbara P. and Robert P. ’64 Youngman Acquisition Fund for Asian Art, 2012.014.
Rostam Slays the White Div
Anonymous (Indian), Rostam Slays the White Div, a folio from the Shahname by Ferdowsi (c. 940–1020 C.E.), early 19th century, opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Barbara P. and Robert P. ’64 Youngman Acquisition Fund for Asian Art,2014.018.
Young Krishna Stealing Curds
Anonymous (Indian), Young Krishna Stealing Curds, a scene from the Bhagavata Purana, c. 1670-80, watercolor and gold on paper, 9 x 16 1/2 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Fund, 2005.027.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, Jade Rabbit
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), One Hundred Aspects of the Moon: Jade Rabbit—Sun Wukong, 1889, woodcut on paper, 14 11/16 x 9 15/16 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Fine Arts Acquisition Fund, 2014.057.
museum visitors study the Tale of Genji
Visitors get a close up view of a recent acquisition. Anonymous (Japanese), Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari), one of a pair of six-panel screens depicting twelve selected chapters from Genji Monogatari, 18th century, ink, color, gofun, and gold leaf on paper. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Barbara P. and Robert P. ’64 Youngman Acquisition Fund for Asian Art, the Expendable Art Purchase Fund, and the Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2014.058.1.
Scene from Mahabharata
Anonymous (Indian), Scene from Mahabharata, c. 1800, gouache on paper, 11 1/4 x 18 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with Art Department Acquisition Funds, 1977.077.