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 21 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Goddess Uma, 1000s
Nepal, 11th Century

Gilt bronze and semiprecious stones

Uma is a mother goddess, and she is depicted here as turning toward her consort, the Hindu god Shiva, a companion sculpture from which this image of Uma has been separated. The grace and femininity of this solid-cast fig... Read More
 19 Oct 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
This hero stops the plunder of India's past
Rediff.com

'Imagine how secure are our seaports and airports that 10,000 objects can leave every decade and our custodians are not even aware?'

'This kind of targeted looting when thieves pick and choose the best of Indian art and steal on an... Read More
 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?]

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More
 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
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 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
Painted Delight: Indian Paintings from Philadelphia Collections
By Stella Kramrisch
Published by Philadelphia Museum of Art

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1Rd8QmD

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1Pvw7SH 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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Read More
 15 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Book Cover with Four Durgas
18th century
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Distemper on wood

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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Read More
 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

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 13 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
Indonesia, Central Java, 9th-10th century
Sculpture
Volcanic stone

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 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

Source: The Cleveland Museum of Art Read More
 4 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Krishna Summoning the Cows
c. 1780-1790
India, Pahari Hills, Bilaspur school, 18th century
Ink and color on paper

Source: The Cleveland Museum of Art Read More
 4 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Cow and Calf
India, Uttar Pradesh, late 7th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 4 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Cow Adoring a Shivalinga
India, Tamil Nadu, circa 800
Sculpture
Granite

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 4 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Cow and Calf
India, Uttar Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh, 9th-10th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More