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  • Zumurrud Shah Takes Refuge in the Mountains

  • King Solomon and His Court

    "The local leader is presented as ruler, benefactor, and protector of all in his state--people, animals, birds, plants."

  • Led by Songhur Balkhi and Lulu the Spy, the Ayyars Slit the Throats of Prison Guards and Free Sa'id Farrukh-Nizhad

    "Warriors killing and wounding people in a palace."

  • Arghan Div Brings the Chest of Armor to Hamza

  • Amr, Disguised as Mazmahil the Surgeon, Practices Quackery on the Sorcerers of Antali

  • Portrait of Maharaja Bakhat Singh

  • An Old Man

  • A Falconer and a Gamekeeper

  • Devotional Discourse

  • Radha Pining for Her Beloved, Page from a dated Rasikapriya Series

  • Leaf from a Dispersed Hamir Hath Series

  • Utka Nayika

  • Portrait of Raja Sansar Chand of Kangra

  • Devagandhara Ragini (?)

  • Proshita-patika Nayika

  • Portrait of Kuka Azam Shah

  • Portrait of a Stallion

    "Horse on beach. "

  • Lalita Ragini, Page from a dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Yogini in a Landscape

  • Courtesan in a Window

  • A Prince and his Consort on a Terrace

  • An Emaciated Horse

  • Patamanjari Ragini, Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Yashoda Ties Krishna to a Mortar, Page from a dated Rasikapriya Series

  • Illuminated Page of Calligraphy in nasta'liq script

  • Ruh Allah Khan

  • Islam Khan Rumi

  • Raja Mahadji Sindhia

  • Girl with a Deer (Todi Ragini ?)

  • Shahzadeh A'zam and Shahzadeh Bidarbakht

  • Akbar and One of his Sons or Grandsons

  • Shah Jahan with a Falcon

  • Shahzadeh Wala Jah

  • Umar Shaykh Mirza

  • Rafi' al-Daula Rafi' al-Shan Padshah ibn Bahadur Padshah

  • Saint Shams-i Tabriz

  • Iraj Khan

  • Qamar al-Din Khan

  • Calligraphic Face

  • Munir al-Mulk Bahadur

  • Chandhu La'l

  • Muhammad Amin Khan Turani

  • Sardar al-Daula (?)

  • The Bismillah

  • Miran Shah

  • Sultan Muhammad, son of Miran Shah

  • Hunt Scene

  • Elephant Hunt

  • Poisoned Horses and Camels in an Encampment

  • The Mature Unrestrained Heroine

  • The Bewildered Nayika, Page from a Rasikapriya Series

  • The Heroine Whose Desires are Apparent, Page from a Rasikapriya Series

  • Krishna and Balarama on Their way to Mathura, Folio from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana Series

  • Double-sided Leaf from a Chandana Malayaqiri Varta series

  • Krishna and Radha under a Tree in a Storm

  • Page from an Astrological Treatise

  • Baj Bahadur of Kumaon (?)

  • Fragment of a Jain Vijnaptipatra

  • Vali and Sugriva Fighting, Folio from the Dispersed 'Shangri Ramayana'

  • Sohni Swims to Meet her Lover Mahinwal

  • Balarama Pulling Hastinapur toward the Ganages, Page from a Bhagavata Dasamskanda series

  • Battle Scenes from a Bhagavata Purana Series

  • Malakausika Raga, Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Emperor Alamgir II

  • Nanda Requests a Horoscope for Krishna, Page from a Bhagavata Purana series

  • Vishvarupa: The Cosmic Form of Krishna

  • Devotions to Nagadevata

  • Unidentified Scene

  • Intoxicated Lady at a Window

  • Month of Pausha, Page from a Baramasa Series

  • Portrait of a Prince

  • Lovers on a Moonlit Night

  • Equestrian Portrait of Maharaja Sujan Singh of Bikaner

  • Krishna Subdues the Serpent Aghasura, Page from an unidentified Hindu manuscript

  • Two Ladies in a Landscape

  • Maharaja Pratap Singh II of Mewar Hunting Boar

  • First Night in Exile, Page from a Dispersed Ramayana Series

  • Lady with a Yo-yo

    "sexy fun"

  • Rama and Lakshmana Receive Envoys, Page from a Dispersed Ramayana Series

  • Lalita Ragini

  • Krishna and Balarama as Children

  • Prince Hunting Wild Boar (Miniature Painting)

  • Kaliyadamana

  • Harsha Hambira Kalyana Raga

  • Dhanashri Ragini, Page from a Ragamala Series

  • Man Meditating in a Garden Setting

  • Couple Seated Under a Tree

  • Embracing Couple

  • Lady with a Black Buck

  • Kaumari

  • The Brahmin Sudama and Rukmini in a Palace, Page from the Sudama Episode of Bhagavata Purana Series

  • Krishna and Devotees before a Palace, Page from an Unidentified Hindu Manuscript

  • Akrura Speaks to the Cowherds, Page from an Unidentified Hindu Manuscript

  • Krishna Battles the Demoness Putana, Page from an Unidentified Hindu Manuscript

  • Hindola Raga, Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Nayika Awaits Her Lover, page from a series illustrating the Rasikapriya of Keshavadasa

  • Radha manifesting the effect of love's separation from Krishna, page from a Rasikapriya series of Keshavadasa

  • Dhanyashri Ragini, page from a dispersed Ragamala series

  • A Lady Receiving a Messenger

  • Page from a Dispersed Panchakhyana Series

  • Arjuna's Penance, Scene from a Mahabharata Series

  • A Woman is Served Fruit on a Terrace

  • Battle Scene from a Bhagavata Purana Series

  • Krishna Steals the Gopis' Clothes, Page from a Dated Rasikapriya Series

  • Portrait of Rao Chattar Sal of Bundi

  • Intoxicated Mystics and Assorted Subjects

  • Lady in the Wilderness, Fragment of a Page from a Bhagavata Purana Series

  • Love Scenes

  • Love Scenes

  • Nata Ragini, Page from a Ragamala Series

  • Gauri Ragini

  • Portrait of Rao Vir Singh

  • The Devi defeats Mahasura, Folio from a Dispersed Devi Mahatmya Series

  • Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana Series

  • Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana Series

  • Malkosa Raga, Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Mahasura Attacks the Devi, Folio from a Dispersed Devi Mahatmya Series

  • Nata Ragini, page from a dispersed Ragamala series

  • Woman on a Terrace

  • Pushkar Lake

  • Gautama is Relieved to Find That His Son Chirakarin Has Not Carried Out His Impulsive Order to Execute Ahalya, Leaf from a Razm-nama Manuscript

  • Finch, Poppies, Dragonfly, and Bee

  • Portrait of Jahangir Holding a Falcon

  • Vasaka Sajja Nayika

  • Gauri Ragini, Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Kedari Ragini, Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Dipaka Raga, Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Desi Ragini, Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Kamodani Ragini, Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Kedara Ragini, Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series

  • Prince and His Beloved in a Garden

  • Portrait of Abu'l Hasan, the Last Sultan of Golconda

  • A Maid's Words to Radha, Page from a Dated Rasikapriya Series

  • Figures on a Terrace

  • A Lady Being Led to her Bedchamber

  • Unidentified Page from a Dispersed Nayika Series

  • Vishnu on Garuda

  • Portraits of Two Scribes Seated with Books and Writing Table Amid Gold Flowers, Section of a Margin of a Royal Album Page

  • Portrait of Shah Jahan (possibly)

  • Tent Encampment

  • Balarama Kills the Ass Demon, Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana Series

  • Ganesha with Two Attendants

  • Page from a Rukmini Haran Series

  • Shiva and Parvati Riding on Shiva's Mount, Nandi

  • Lakshmi Naryana, Frontispiece from the "Tula Ram" Bhagavata Purana

  • Queen Vantu with a Hookah Attended by a Maid

  • Illustration from a Madhu-Malati Series

  • Kama and Rati Witness the Reunion of Krishna and Radha, Page from a Gita Govinda Series

  • Courtiers' Escapades, Page from an Unidentified Narrative Series

  • Stalling Elephant

  • Worship of Shri Nathaji

  • Fragment of a Page from a Markandeya Purana Series

  • Dipaka Raga, Page from a Ragamala Series

  • Episode Surrounding the Birth of Krishna, Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana Series

    "A family moves in with inlaws after a marriage."

  • Pragamyashyatiyaka

  • Kriya Vidagdha: Nayika well-versed in love

  • Portrait of Raja Amur Singh of Patiala

  • Bilavala Ragini

  • Seated Princess with Attendant and Lion

  • Illustration from a Madhu-Malati Series

  • Page from an Unidentified Series

  • Shiva and Parvati

  • Krishna Carried Across the River

  • Miniature Painting, Court Scene

  • Angel

  • Malkos Raga

  • Portrait of Raja Ajmer Chand of Kahlur

In the latter stages of our experiment, participants were asked to respond to certain paintings. Checking this box highlights those paintings.