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 25 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Mahajambunada fells Ravana
Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 2, folio 312; recto: text; verso
1597-1605

Painted by Kamal
Mughal dynasty

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H: 27.5 W: 15.2 cm
Northern India

The Freer Ramayana, an illustrated manuscript of t... Read More
 24 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Ravana converses with MAHAJAMBUNADA, who is surrounded by a ring of fire and attended by Laksmi

Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 2, folio 313; recto
1597-1605

Painted by Kamal
Mughal dynasty

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H: 27.5 W: 15.2 cm
Northern I... Read More
 24 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 1, folio 131; recto: Ravana seizes Sita by the hair to abduct her to Lanka; verso: text
1597-1605

Painted by Shyam Sundar
Mughal dynasty

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H: 26.4 W: 14.3 cm
Northern India

The Freer Ramay... Read More
 13 Sep 2013 Artefacts
Man's robe (jama), 17th century
India, Deccan, Burhanpur or Hyderabad
Cotton; painted, with applied gold leaf

The early Mughal rulers Akbar and Jahangir were interested in fashion stuffs, carpets, and ornamental textiles. Both emperors had a penchant for inventing new names for garments and ... Read More
 20 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
An opaque watercolour painting on paper depicting The Emperior Shah Jahan and three of his sons and courtiers, approaching an idgah for Muslim festival, possibly at Ajmer.

ca. 1635

Opaque watercolour on paper

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 18 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Divan-i-Hafiz
By Hafiz
Translated from Persian to English by Henry Wilberforce Clarke
Published by Government of India Central Printing Office, Calcutta- 1891


Read Book Online:

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 17 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Poems from the Divan of Hafiz
Translated by Gertrude Lowthian Bell
Published by William Heineman, London - 1897

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Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d. 1390); recto: text, ... Read More
 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

Ar... Read More
 14 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Eastern gate of the Jummah Musjid at Delhi, by Thomas Daniell, print, aquatint, 1795, London.

This depicts one of the entrances to the Jami Masjid, with steps leading up to an imposing gateway. There is a procession with elephants in the foreground.

This is one of a set of twenty-four print... Read More
 10 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
'The Taje Mahel, Agra'. Aquatint, drawn and engraved by Thomas and William Daniell. Published Thomas Daniell, London, 1801.

Coloured aquatint by Thomas and William Daniell of the Taj Mahal at Agra, dated 1801.

This print, together with the one entitled "The Taje Mahel, Agra. Taken in the ga... Read More
 10 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Eastern Gate of the Jumma Musjid at Delhi - 1795

Plate 1 from the first set of Thomas Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' The Jami Masjid of Delhi, the largest mosque in India, was built between 1644 and 1658, as the principal religious monument of the new capital of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, e... Read More
 4 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Duryodhana and his brothers
Razmnama painting
ca.1598
Opaque water colour and gold on paper

This painting has been detached from an illustrated volume of the Razmnama, or Book of War, the Persian translation of the Mahabharata. This Sanskrit text was translated by order of the emperor Akbar so t... Read More
 2 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
This archaic battle scene, taken from the epic Razmnameh, depicts Arjuna and Bhishma in their war chariots attacking one another from opposing sides. Charioted horses await below, while a group of horsemen, sounding a trumpet and drum, stand in the top right corner.

Artist: Bandi
Mughal styl... Read More
 27 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting from the Akbarnama, the battle preceding the capture of the fort at Bundu, gouache on paper, Mughal, India, 1590-1595.

This painting by the Mughal court artist Tulsi Kalan depicts the battle preceding the capture of Bundi fort in north-western India by the Mughal army in 1577. It is a... Read More
 5 May 2013 New Books
Digital Book:
The Organization of Education in Mughal India
By Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi
Published by Indian History Congress, Delhi - 2008

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Painting; gouache on mica, A Muslim school; the teacher smoking a... Read More
 3 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Album leaf, copy (?). Devotion. Prince Parv?z (?) visiting a religious teacher with attendants with inscription. On paper.

1770 (circa)
Mughal Style

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 3 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Album leaf; painting depicting a Mulla kneeling with an open book rested against his knee expounding in the court of a mosque, surrounded by three engaged students. Another man lays (in a prostrating position) on cushions directly behind, while another man addresses a wounded foot in the foregrou... Read More
 3 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Depiction of a scene in a school. An instructor is shown seated beneath a canopy writing on a scoll surrounded by his pupils. Outside the walls a group of men stand next to their horses listening to another man seated upon a box.

Detached album folio containing a single-page coloured drawing. ... Read More
 17 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
A shaykh and companions listen to music at night. (c.1645)
La'lchand (artist, attributed)

Watercolour and gilt on paper

An album of 41 Indian paintings, chiefly from the Shahjahan period (1628-1658), expressive of the Mughal lineage of Shahjahan; with 37 calligraphic specimens by M?r Al?-a... Read More
 10 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Kannauj on the River Ganges -1804

Plate 12 from the fourth set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery,' which they called 'Twenty-four Landscapes.' The views progress northwards from the far south at Cape Comorin to Srinagar in Garhwal in the Himalaya mountains. Kannauj was an impor... Read More