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 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
A blue-skinned Indian goddess, holding a snake in her right hand and a man with a trident on her left elbow; she treads on another snake with her right foot, and on a lotus with her left foot
"Raksha Kali or Durga - Deity of Epdemics"
Watercolour

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 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga slaying the Buffalo Demon Mahishasura with other deities, set in a torana. Coloured lithograph
Published by Calcutta Art Studio, 185 Bowbazar Street, Calcutta

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 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga slaying the buffalo demon, Mahishasura
Gouache painting by an Indian artist.
circa 19th century
Published: [India], [between 1800 and 1899?]

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 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga slaying the Buffalo Demon Mahishasura.
Chromolithograph, 1883
Published by Chitrashala Press, Pune (Dolkarali) - 1883

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 18 Oct 2015 New Books
Digital Book:
Divine Images, Human Visions:
The Max Tanenbaum Collection of South Asian and Himalayan Art in the National Gallery of Canada
By Pratapaditya Pal
Published by National Gallery of Canada - 1997

A fascinating text by Dr. Pratapaditya Pal makes this an exciting narrative for the scho... Read More
 16 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga Mahishasuramardini
West Bengal, India, Asia
19th century
Opaque watercolor on paper

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 16 Oct 2015 Rare Manuscripts
Manuscript of the Devimahatmya (Story of the Great Goddess)
Nepal, Asia
1603 ca.
Wood with pigment, palm leaves, and ink

Durgā Saptashatī (दुर्गासप्तशती) Caṇḍī Pāṭha (चण्डीपाठः): pāṭha – "reading" – refers to the act of ritual reading.... Read More
 16 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
The Great Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini)
Kota, Rajasthan, India
c. 1750
Opaque watercolor and gold- and silver-colored metallic paint on paper

This painting, which originated in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, demonstrates the popularity of the iconic form of... Read More
 15 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Plaque with the Goddess Durga Standing on a Lotus
Shunga period
1st century B.C.
India (West Bengal)
Wood

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 15 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Book Cover with Four Durgas
18th century
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Distemper on wood

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 15 Oct 2015 Sculpture
The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Durga Mahishasuramardhini)
12th century
Himachal Pradesh, probably Chamba Valley
Brass

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 14 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga fighting the rakshashas Shumbha and Nishumbha, from a Devi Mahatmya

mid 19th century
Pahari School
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
India, Punjab Hills

"This is 'Durga Path' manuscript from Jaipur, done in 1789 CE. One hundred and two folios from this manuscript are with MSMSII, Jaipur... Read More
 14 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
The Ashthamatrkas
Page from a dispersed series of the Devi Mahatmya Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, Asia
Late 18th century
Opaque watercolor with gold on paper

This page is an illustration from a copy of the Devimahatmya, the most important text related to the worship of the Great Goddess Durga. This... Read More
 14 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
The Great Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini)

Kota, Rajasthan, India
c. 1750
Opaque watercolor and gold- and silver-colored metallic paint on paper

This painting, which originated in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, demonstrates the popularity of the iconic form o... Read More
 13 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Durga, Halebid - 1856

An albumen print by Richard Banner Oakeley of the mother-goddess Durga (a form of Shakti) at Halebid in Karnataka. The most important monument at the temple site of Halebid, formerly the capital of the Hoysalas of the Deccan, is the Hoysaleswara temple, dedicated to Shiva, ... Read More
 13 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, circa 1750-1775
Watercolor
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

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 13 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
Indonesia, Central Java, 9th-10th century
Sculpture
Volcanic stone

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 13 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Religious Procession: Durga
India, West Bengal, Murshidabad, circa 1800
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor on mica

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 4 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Brahma Hides the Cowherds and the Calves in the Cave, page from a Bhagavata Purana
c. 1760-1765
India, Pahari Hills, Basholi School, 18th century
Ink and color on paper

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 4 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Krishna Summoning the Cows
c. 1780-1790
India, Pahari Hills, Bilaspur school, 18th century
Ink and color on paper

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