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 11 Apr 2017 Rare Paintings
Rama, Sita, and Hanuman

Watercolour and gilt on paper
18th century AD
India

Image credit:
By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Read More
 6 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Sculpture
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published for Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi - 1961

Download pdf Book:

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Calambur Sivaramamurti, (1909–1983) was an Indian museologist, art historian and epigraphist who is primarily known for... Read More
 5 Apr 2017 Sculpture
Sri Rama
Kerala, Chera Period, 11th Century
Copper alloy

Cast with the high ornamentation and expressive vitality of the Kerala style, this engaging and accomplished bronze is a rare sculptural depiction of Rama, the hero of India's great epic.

His expression is one of limitless vigor and abili... Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Akbar Watches a Battle between Mughal army and Sanyasis at Thaneshwar
By Basawan Asi
India, Mughal dynasty, possibly Pakistan, 1590–95
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Battle of Thanesar, (also known as the Battle of the Ascetics) was fought during the summer in the year 1567, near Thanesa... Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Akbar Watches a Battle between Two Rival Groups of Sanyasis at Thaneshwar
By Basawan and Asi
India, Mughal dynasty, possibly Pakistan, 1590–95
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Battle of Thanesar, (also known as the Battle of the Ascetics) was fought during the summer in the year 1567, near ... Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
A Party of Kanphat Yogis Resting around a Fire
By Mas’ud
India, Mughal dynasty, 1630-40

Tinted drawing with gold; on an album leaf with inner border of marbled paper and an outer border of leaf-motifs in blue and gold.

Credit: © The British Library Board, Johnson Album Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Babur’s 1519 Visit to Gurkhattri, from Vaki’at-i Baburi (The Memoirs of Babur)
By Kesu Khurd
India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1590-93

Digital Rare Book:
The Babur-nama in English (Memoirs of Babur)
By Babur, Emperor of Hindustan (1483-1530)
Translated from the original Turki text of Zahiru'd-din... Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Mughals visit an Encampment of "Sadhus," from the St. Petersburg Album

India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1635.
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Credit: St. Petersburg Institute of Oriental Manuscripts Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Jālandharnāth at Jalore.
By Amardas Bhatti
India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Jodhpur, ca. 1805–10.
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Credit: Mehrangarh Museum Trust Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Three Aspects of the Absolute, folio 1 from the Nath Charit
By Bulaki. India, Rajasthan, Jodhpur, 1823 (Samvat 1880).

Opaque watercolor, gold, and tin alloy on paper

Credit: Mehrangarh Museum Trust Read More
 26 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Woman Visiting a Pierced-ear (Kanphata) Yogi
Mughal, style of Payag - c. 1650)
India

Opaque watercolour on paper

Credit: National Gallery of Canada Read More
 26 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
A Nath Yogi with two white dogs
Folio from Salim Album
Mughal period
India

Credit: Harvard Art Museums Read More
 26 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Nath Yogi and a dog
Attributed to Basawan
Mughal period
India

Credit: Harvard Art Museums Read More
 26 Mar 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
How ascetics and yogis were depicted in Indian paintings from the Mughal era.
By J.P.Losty
Published in Scroll.in

A look at illustrated historical manuscripts and Deccani paintings from the British Library.

Being invited to give a series of three lectures on this wide-ranging topic at a ... Read More
 12 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
KRISHNA AND RADHA CELEBRATING HOLI
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Nurpur
c. 1775

Krishna is an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He is shown with Radha, the beloved of his youth, and other gopis or young cowherd women. Four cowherd boys complete the crowd. In celebration of the Holi sprin... Read More
 9 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
A seated portrait of the Sufi saint Sharaf BuʿAli Qalandar

Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
Mughal Style
18th century
India

Shaikh Sharafuddeen Bu Ali Qalandar Panipati also called Bu Ali Qalandar (1209-1324 CE probably born at Panipat, Haryana) in India was a Sufi saint of the Chi... Read More
 7 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Cultural History of India
Edited by A.L. Basham
Published Oxford University Press - 1975

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/2lwucX8

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 25 Feb 2017 Sculpture
Shiva and Parvati
900 AD
Sandstone sculpture
India

Image credit:
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Read More
 24 Feb 2017 Rare Paintings
Shiva protecting Markandeya from Yama, the god of Death.
Painting, 1810, India

One legend relates the story of how Shiva protected Markandeya from the clutches of death, personified as Yama.

Mrikandu rishi and his wife Marudmati worshipped Shiva and sought from him the boon of begetting a son. ... Read More
 24 Feb 2017 Rare Paintings
A lady prays in a Shiva shrine - 1770
Bhairavi Ragini
India

Ragamala Paintings are a series of illustrative paintings from medieval India based on Ragamala or the "Garland of Ragas", depicting various Indian musical modes called Ragas. They stand as a classical example of the amalgamation of art... Read More