Art, Sculpture and Treasures of India

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 11 Apr 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Manifestations of Shiva
By Stella Kramrisch
Published by The Philadelphia Museum of Art - 1981

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This exhibition, "Manifestations of Shiva," is planned as a tribute to India, to its long civiliz... Read More
 11 Apr 2015 Video
Video lecture:
Vidya Dehejia on Chola Bronzes

Art historian Vidya Dehejia illuminates the Asia Society Museum exhibition Devotion in South India: Chola Bronzes in this slide lecture. (57 min.)

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 10 Apr 2015 New Books
New Book:
Art of the Imperial Cholas
By Vidya Dehejia
Published by Columbia University Press - 2013

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This book is adapted from a series of lectures given by the author at the Asia Society in 19... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 Sculpture
A copper alloy figure of SHIVA BHIKSHATANA
South India, Tanjore, Nayak Dynasty, 17th century.

The present sculpture depicting Shiva’s manifestation as Bhikshatana, “the enchanting mendicant,” embodies the inspired modeling, sinuous elegance and spontaneous charm of late south Indian bronze casti... Read More
 8 Apr 2015 Sculpture
The Bodhisattva Maitreya
India, Bihar, Gaya District, 11th century
Sculpture
Schist

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 4 Apr 2015 Sculpture
Hanuman
India, Tamil Nadu, 1600 AD
Sculpture
Copper alloy

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 2 Apr 2015 Sculpture
Shrine with Four Jinas (Rishabhanatha [Adinatha]), Parshvanatha, Neminatha, and Mahavira)
India, Uttar Pradesh, circa 600
Sculpture
Sandstone

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 12 Mar 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hindu Art: Its humanism and modernism
By Benoy Kumar Sakar (1887-1949)
Published by B.W.Huebsch Inc., New York - 1920

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Image:
A terracotta head of a woman
India, Gupta Period, circa 5th century... Read More
 17 Feb 2015 Artefacts
Probably the earliest known representation of Shiva:

Gold dinar, c. 200-225 CE
Weight: 8.02 gm., Diam: 21 mm., Die axis: 12 o'clock

Crowned, diademed king standing facing, nimbate, holding trident and sacrificing at altar at left, second trident above fire altar, Bactrian legend around:
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 17 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
Ravana receiving the Pashupata weapon from Shiva
India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra (?), circa 1850-1900
Drawings; watercolors
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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 17 Feb 2015 Sculpture
Shiva's Family on Mount Kailasa
India, Odisha (Orissa), Vishnupur, 14th-15th century
Sculpture
Black schist

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 17 Feb 2015 Sculpture
Lintel with Shiva and Subsidiary Deities
India, Rajasthan, Kota region, Atru (?), circa 850-900
Architectural Elements
Red sandstone

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 17 Feb 2015 Sculpture
Nandi, the Bull Mount of Shiva
India, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir region, circa 3rd century
Sculpture
Stone

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 17 Feb 2015 Sculpture
Umapati (Shiva, the Primeval Father God, and Uma, the Great Mother Goddess)
India, Uttar Pradesh, Deogarh region, circa 750-800
Sculpture
Gray sandstone

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 23 Jan 2015 Sculpture
Ganesha in Jainism

Ganesha is worshipped by most Jainas, for whom he appears to have taken over certain functions of Kubera. Jaina connections with the trading community support the idea that Jainism took up the worship of Ganesha as a result of commercial connections.

The Jaina canonical liter... Read More
 23 Jan 2015 Sculpture
Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles
India, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir region
7th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy

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 23 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
Krishna and Rukmini as groom and bride in a celestial chariot driven by Ganesha
India, Rajasthan, Bundi, 1675-1700
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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 23 Jan 2015 Sculpture
Dancing Ganesha
India, Madhya Pradesh, 11th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

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 21 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
Navagunjara, a Universal Form of Krishna
ca. 1835
India (Rajasthan, Jodhpur[?])
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

This colored drawing depicts a rare form of Krishna, Navagunjara, consisting of nine (nava) animal parts. In the Mahabharata, the Navagunjara form of Krishna (an avatar of Vi... Read More
 14 Dec 2014 Video
Movie:
Life in symphony - Nainsukh of Guler
The Hindu - November 2011

A subtle portrayal of the 18th Century Pahari painter NAINSUKH on the big screen has been waking people up to his splendid art and life for some time

During his 46-year association with India, Swiss scholar Eberhard Fischer w... Read More