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 27 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A Kangra school depiction of the 'Churning of the Ocean of Milk' with Vishnu seated on a pillar encircled by a giant snake pulled by crowds of devas and asuras.

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 27 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A folio from a Bhagavata Purana series: The Churning of the Ocean, or Vishnu as Kurma Avatar

Attributed to the first generation after Manaku and Nainsukh of Guler, circa 1780-90

Gouache and gold on paper, pink border with dark blue and gold margins, cover paper with numeral (37) in nagari scri... Read More
 27 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Samudra Manthan scene with Vishnu as Kūrma; single-page painting mounted on an album folio. Central blue figure, Kurma, sits cross-legged on Mount Meru holding various items in each of his four hands. On the left stand the two devas, one a four-armed blue being with a spear and the other a four-... Read More
 27 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
The Churning of the Ocean of Milk

Album leaf painting of the Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Vishnu appears here at the base of the cosmic churning pole as the turtle Kūrma and also seated on top of Mount Mandara. The gods (to left) pull on the rope made of the serpent Vasuki, while demons pull ... Read More
 22 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A calligraphic leaf with elaborate floral decoration, signed by Taj al-Din, a secretary employed in the protocol section of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad, early 20th Century

Persian manuscript and watercolour on paper, the stylised name of 'Ali in the centre surrounded by a floral border, s... Read More
 20 Sep 2015 Sculpture
Elephant with Riders
India, Uttar Pradesh (?), 1st century B.C.
Sculpture
Terracotta

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 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Ganesh - 18th century

This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the Sanskrit language, in Sarada script. It has 74 pages and was made in Kashmir during the 18th century.

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 16 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Heramba Ganapati
Opaque watercolor and gold

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 16 Sep 2015 Sculpture
Four-armed Ganesha seated on two lions
9th–early 10th century
Pakistan (Northwest Frontier Province, probably Swat Valley)
Bronze with silver inlay

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 16 Sep 2015 Sculpture
Dancing Ganesha, c. 1000
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Early 11th Century
Sandstone

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 13 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Shiva in his ferocious aspect as Mahakala dancing
c. 1700-1710
India, Rajasthan, Mewar school

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 1 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Rama on Horseback
India, Rajasthan, Raghugarh, 1750-1775
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor on paper

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 28 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Vishnu and Lakshmi Seated on a Lotus Blossom
Early 1900s
India, Pahari Hills, Kangra school
Ink and color on paper

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 28 Aug 2015 Sculpture
Seal Impression with Sri Lakshmi Lustrated by Elephants (Gaja-Lakshmi)
India, Bihar, Basarh

5th century
Seal impression
Ocher terracotta

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 8 Aug 2015 Sculpture
Goddess Kaumari
India, Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan, 800-850 AD
Sculpture
Red sandstone

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 1 Aug 2015 Sculpture
Shiva Mahadeva
Northern India, Kashmir
8th century
Schist

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 1 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Shiva's Family on the March
India, Himachal Pradesh, Chamba, circa 1800
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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 31 Jul 2015 Rare Paintings
Worship of Shiva, early 1700s
India, Rajasthan
Bikaner school, 18th century
Ink and color on paper

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 31 Jul 2015 Sculpture
Guru Stotram

A selection from 'Guru Gita' as given in Uttarakhand section of 'Skanda Purana' in the form of a dialogue between Shiva and Uma (Shakti).

Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshwara
Guru Sakshat Param Brahma
Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah

Guru is Brahma, Guru is Vishnu, Guru is Lord Ma... Read More
 27 Jul 2015 Sculpture
Buddha Shakyamuni
India, Andhra Pradesh, late 3rd century
Sculpture
Limestone

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