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 11 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
Kannappa, a hunter, who offers his eyes during a test of his devotion, is shown on the verge of gouging out his eye with an arrow in order to replace the damaged eye of the linga. He places his right foot on one of the linga’s eyes so he knows where to place his own eye. At this point, Śiva’... Read More
 11 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
Paintings; gouache on mica, Worshippers are shown before an image of Kali trampling on Shiva, and a goat is about to be sacrificed, Patna, ca.1860

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 11 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache, Sati Ceremony, Tanjore, 1800

Sati ceremony: self-immolation of a Hindu widow, with men and women mourning by a river.

The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one depicts the practice of sati (suttee) or widow-burning... Read More
 2 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of a mendicant, possibly a Muslim dervish. The man is standing upright and holds a walking stick in his right hand. In his left hand he holds a large begging bowl. He wears a patchwork tunic which appears to have been repaired and a matching bag over his left shoulde... Read More
 20 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
Nawab of Murshidabad proceeding to the mosque for the festival of Bakr Id, Murshidabad, ca. 1795 - ca. 1805

Painting; gouache

Marks and inscriptions:
'Munny Begum's Musjid with the procession of the Bukery Ed at Moorshidabad'.

This is one of a group of nine paintings. They depict a durb... Read More
 20 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
The Muslim cosmogony according to the commentaries of Massabi and Meschat. The world supported by an angel standing on a mountain of rubies, which is supported by a many horned white bull standing on a fish in water above sand and air.

Faizabad, India

ca. 1774

Watercolour

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 17 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
One of six drawings of figures from the Mughal emperor's ceremonial procession on the occasion of Id. A covered sedan chair being carried by eight or nine men, wearing white with various coloured sashes and turbans. Three accompanying figures, one with a parasol.

Delhi, India - ca. 1840

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 17 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
A maulvi holding a rosary and standing on a terrace - 1815

Watercolour of a maulvi from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Gheen to Delhi Vol. VI' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Comma... Read More
 5 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
This energetic and frenzied singing of hymns to Krishna and Radha is still today associated with Chaitanya and the movement that followed him; it became, in effect, devotional street-theatre. Chaitanya (c. 1486-1533) was a remarkable saint and ecstatic who was born in Navadvip, north of present-d... Read More
 2 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Album of popular prints mounted on cloth pages. Colour lithograph, lettered, inscribed and numbered 23. In this illustration of a narrative from the Mahabharata, Abhimanyu bids farewell to his wife Uttara. He is leaving for the Kurukshetra war.

Printed by: Chore Bagan Art Studio
Date: 1895 (... Read More
 2 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Album of popular prints mounted on cloth pages. Colour lithograph, lettered, inscribed and numbered 18. Draupadi, the wife of all five Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata, is presented to a parcheesi game where Yudhishthira, the king of Hastinapura, had gambled away all his material wealth. He of... Read More
 28 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Sports and Pastimes of Nobility

Amusement with animals: snakes-charmer with goat, monkey and mongoose. Birds and animals, fighting-bulbuls, quails, adavats, rams, black-buck, cocks, elephants and camels.

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 23 (Gentil numbe... Read More
 27 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; watercolour, a caravan with camels resting at an oasis in the dessert, Patna, ca. 1850.

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 26 May 2013 Rare Paintings
A man carrying a ceremonial object stands next to a tableau of rocks, a camel, decorated headgear and other animals set on an ornate base.
Gouache painting by an Indian artist.
Published: [India], [18--?]

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 26 May 2013 Rare Paintings
An Indian man riding a camel
India
Early 1800s

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 23 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Ramachandra on Pushpak Vimana
Modern Litho Works, Bombay
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 9 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Shivaite yogi and a woman under a banyan tree. Chromolithograph.
Published: Chitrashala Press, Poona.

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 8 May 2013 Rare Paintings
A small Hindu temple beneath a banyan tree, Bodhgaya - 1810

Goauche painting of a small Hindu temple beneath a banyan tree in Bodhgaya, by an anonymous artist working in the Patna style, part of the Hyde Collection, c. 1810. Inscribed on the front in ink: 'A Hindu Temple and famous Banyan Tree... Read More
 8 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Sacred banyan tree and temple at Joucalla between Kaliyanpur and Berhampore - 1795

Watercolour of a sacred banyan tree and temple at Joucalla, by an anonymous artist, part of the Hyde Collection, c. 1790-1800. Inscribed on the back in ink and pencil: 'Fukeers' Taqoorbarriee and Sacred Banian Tre... Read More
 6 May 2013 Rare Paintings
'Sword and other exercises'
One of eleven paintings depicting schools.

Varanasi, India
ca.1860
Gouache on mica

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