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 11 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Shiva as the Cosmic Pillar
India, Tamil Nadu, early 12th century
Sculpture
Granulite with traces of paint

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 9 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Krishna Rajamannar with His Wives, Rukmini and Satyabhama, and His Mount, Garuda
India, Tamil Nadu, late 12th-13th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy

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 9 Dec 2015
Siva

Chola period
940-950 (circa)
Thanjavur

A bronze sculpture of a seated figure of the Hindu god Siva. He has four arms and carries a parasu (axe) in his proper right rear hand, a mrga (deer) in his proper left rear hand, a naga (cobra) in his proper left fore hand and he holds his proper rig... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs
ca. 1800
India (Rajasthan)
Ink and opaque watercolor on cloth

This devotional image of Hanuman celebrates his most famous heroic feat—carrying the Mount Sanjeevini to Rama and Lakshmana, who, gravely wounded in combat, were in desperate need o... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Watercolour of Europeans being entertained by dancers and musicians in a splendid Indian house during Durga puja by William Prinsep (1794-1874) dating from the 1830s-1840s.

The subject matter and treatment is rather unlike Prinsep's normal style, and it is possible that this is based on another... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Watercolour depicting a Durga Puja, by Sevak Ram (c.1770-c.1830) in the Patna style, c.1809.

Durga is a form of the Great Goddess Devi; she is considered to be one in a variety of personalities of the Hindu goddess. She is most well known as the goddess who killed the Buffalo Demon Mahisha. The ... Read More
 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
 21 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Book :
Saundarya Lahari
The Ocean of Beauty of Sri Sankara Bhagatvatpada
English translation by Pandit S.Subrahmanya Sastri and T.R.Srinivasa Ayyangar
Published by The Theosophical Publishing House, Madras - 1937

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 18 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Brahmans, Theists and Muslims of India.
Studies of Goddess-Worship in Bengal, Caste, Brahmaism and Social Reform, with Descriptive Sketches of Curious Festivals, Ceremonies, and Faquirs.
By John Campbell Oman
Published by T. Fisher Unwin, London - 1907

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 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
A blue-skinned Indian goddess, holding a snake in her right hand and a man with a trident on her left elbow; she treads on another snake with her right foot, and on a lotus with her left foot
"Raksha Kali or Durga - Deity of Epdemics"
Watercolour

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 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga slaying the Buffalo Demon Mahishasura with other deities, set in a torana. Coloured lithograph
Published by Calcutta Art Studio, 185 Bowbazar Street, Calcutta

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 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?]

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 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga slaying the Buffalo Demon Mahishasura.
Chromolithograph, 1883
Published by Chitrashala Press, Pune (Dolkarali) - 1883

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 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
Durga Mahishasuramardini
West Bengal, India, Asia
19th century
Opaque watercolor on paper

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 16 Oct 2015 Rare Manuscripts
Manuscript of the Devimahatmya (Story of the Great Goddess)
Nepal, Asia
1603 ca.
Wood with pigment, palm leaves, and ink

Durgā Saptashatī (दुर्गासप्तशती) Caṇḍī Pāṭha (चण्डीपाठः): pāṭha – "reading" – refers to the act of ritual reading. The text contains 700 (saptashata; "seven hundred") verses, ... 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 Sculpture
Plaque with the Goddess Durga Standing on a Lotus
Shunga period
1st century B.C.
India (West Bengal)
Wood

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 15 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Book Cover with Four Durgas
18th century
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Distemper on wood

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

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