H. Daniel Smith Collection of Indian Art

A statue from the Smith CollectionA Mithila painting from the Smith CollectionAt his retirement, H. Daniel Smith, Emeritus Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, donated his collection of Indian art to the University Art Collections. Comprised of approximately 200 items, this collection along with the Ruth Reeves Memorial Collection of the Folk Art of India and the Smith Poster Archive provides an invaluable resource for the study of Indian art, classical, folk and popular.

The Smith Collection is comprised of numerous images and accouterments for ritual (puja objects), scrolls of Indian epics and stories, and sixty paintings from the Mithila region of northern India.