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 6 Mar 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Buddhist Iconography
Mainly based on The Sadhanamala
By Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya
Published by Firma K.L.Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta - 1958

Read Book Online:

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Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1X4JBWG

Published 1958/00/00

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The Death of the... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
The Great Departure and the Temptation of the Buddha

Ikshvaku period
ca. first half of the 3rd century
India (Andhra Pradesh, Nagarjunakonda)
Limestone

The lower scene shows Siddhartha on horseback leaving his father's palace in order to seek enlightenment. A groom leads the horse, whose hoofs ... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
The Dream of Queen Maya (the Buddha's Conception)

Kushan period
ca. 2nd century
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Schist

Female attendants and guards, one of whom holds a sword, surround Maya, who is sleeping on a bed that has turned legs and is covered with an elegant floral textile. Maya ... Read More
 19 Feb 2016 Artefacts
A highly important Sultanate gem-set gold Ring made for Mu'izz al-Din Muhammad bin Sam (AH 569-602/ AD 1173-1206), the first Muslim conqueror of Delhi.

All six gems in the ring are set in kundan technique; the ring with three bezel set octahedral diamonds, the underside of its bezel with an insc... Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Sculpture
A sandstone figural relief of Surya
Central India, 10th/11th Century

The solar deity standing in a frontal hieratic pose with both hands raised and holding a stylized blossoms, a small figure of his consort standing between his boots and accompanied by his two sons Shani and Yama standing on the... Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
A nobleman worshipping Surya riding a horse-drawn chariot across the sky
Mewar, circa 1760
Gouache on paper, red and yellow borders, framed

Source: Bonhams Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Surya, The Sun God
Indonesia, Central Java or Shrivijaya, 9th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy with traces of gilding

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Surya, The Sun God
India, Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh, circa 1100-1150
Sculpture
Magnesian schist

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Sarasvati

10th-11th century
Sandstone
Sculpture
India

Sarasvati, goddess of speech, learning, and the arts, is revered by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists alike. Associated especially with music and knowledge, she plays the vina (a stringed instrument) and holds a palm-leaf manuscript. Here, she a... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Sarasvati
6th Century
Sandstone
India

Source: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Read More
 8 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Nan va Halva (Breads and Sweets)
Muhammad Baha' al-Din al-'Amili (1547–1620)
Illustrated manuscript
ca. 1690
India, Deccan, Aurangabad
Islamic
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Binding: leather

The text of this book is a series of moralizing poems on the merits of the ascetic life, thr... Read More
 8 Jan 2016 Sculpture
Plaque with a Royal Family
Shunga period
1st century B.C.
India (West Bengal, Chandraketugarh)
Terracotta

This family scene and the touching intimacy that permeates it are unusual in Indian terracotta. With his left hand, the man, seated on a chair, holds the back of his wife's head: she stands ... Read More
 25 Dec 2015 Rare Paintings
Felicitation of the Virgin and Child
Kesu Khurd (India, active circa 1580-1600)
Mughal empire, circa 1600
Drawing

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 25 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Christ the Good Shepherd
India, Goa, 17th century
Sculpture
Ivory

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 17 Dec 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Presence of Siva
By Stella Kramrisch
Published by Princeton University Press - 1992

One of the three great gods of Hinduism, Siva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, The Rg Veda, evokes his presence in its hymns; Vedic myths, rituals, and even astronomy... Read More
 11 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Shiva as the Cosmic Pillar
India, Tamil Nadu, early 12th century
Sculpture
Granulite with traces of paint

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 9 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Krishna Rajamannar with His Wives, Rukmini and Satyabhama, and His Mount, Garuda
India, Tamil Nadu, late 12th-13th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 9 Dec 2015
Siva

Chola period
940-950 (circa)
Thanjavur

A bronze sculpture of a seated figure of the Hindu god Siva. He has four arms and carries a parasu (axe) in his proper right rear hand, a mrga (deer) in his proper left rear hand, a naga (cobra) in his proper left fore hand and he holds his proper rig... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs
ca. 1800
India (Rajasthan)
Ink and opaque watercolor on cloth

This devotional image of Hanuman celebrates his most famous heroic feat—carrying the Mount Sanjeevini to Rama and Lakshmana, who, gravely wounded in combat, were in desperate need... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Amaravati Sculptures In The Madras Government Museum
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1956

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1jCwHlq

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1hWkmH1

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Amaravati Sculptures (2nd Century BC to 2... Read More