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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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 14 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga fighting the rakshashas Shumbha and Nishumbha, from a Devi Mahatmya

mid 19th century
Pahari School
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
India, Punjab Hills

"This is 'Durga Path' manuscript from Jaipur, done in 1789 CE. One hundred and two folios from this manuscript are with MSMSII, Jaipur... Read More
 14 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
The Ashthamatrkas
Page from a dispersed series of the Devi Mahatmya Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, Asia
Late 18th century
Opaque watercolor with gold on paper

This page is an illustration from a copy of the Devimahatmya, the most important text related to the worship of the Great Goddess Durga. This... Read More
 14 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 o... Read More
 13 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Durga, Halebid - 1856

An albumen print by Richard Banner Oakeley of the mother-goddess Durga (a form of Shakti) at Halebid in Karnataka. The most important monument at the temple site of Halebid, formerly the capital of the Hoysalas of the Deccan, is the Hoysaleswara temple, dedicated to Shiva, ... Read More
 13 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, circa 1750-1775
Watercolor
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

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 13 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
Indonesia, Central Java, 9th-10th century
Sculpture
Volcanic stone

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 13 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Religious Procession: Durga
India, West Bengal, Murshidabad, circa 1800
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor on mica

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 4 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Brahma Hides the Cowherds and the Calves in the Cave, page from a Bhagavata Purana
c. 1760-1765
India, Pahari Hills, Basholi School, 18th century
Ink and color on paper

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 4 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Krishna Summoning the Cows
c. 1780-1790
India, Pahari Hills, Bilaspur school, 18th century
Ink and color on paper

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 4 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Review of Beef in Ancient India
By Jaidayal Dalmia
Published by Gita Press, Gorakhpur - 1971

A book that refutes all beef eating theories in ancient India.

Read Book Online:

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 3 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Radha and Krishna
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)
Watercolour on paper

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is remembered today as possibly the most distinguished Pakistani artist of the 20th century. His work draws from a shared South Asian cultural heritage, and he was one of the few Pakistani... Read More
 3 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Love for Krishna
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)
Watercolour on paper

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is remembered today as possibly the most distinguished Pakistani artist of the 20th century. His work draws from a shared South Asian cultural heritage, and he was one of the few Pakistani ... Read More
 3 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Radhika
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)
Watercolour on paper

Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897–1975) was a painter and intellectual from Pakistan, who created his own unique, distinctive painting style influenced by Mughal art, miniature painting, Art Nouveau and Islamic art traditions.... Read More
 2 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Untitled (Radha and Krishna)
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)

Watercolour on paper
Signed in Urdu lower left, stamped on reverse

Although given the accolade of the national artist of Pakistan, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, created works of a shared national identity more reflective of a... Read More
 2 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Rama in Seeta Swayamwar
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Born 1894; died 1975)

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is remembered today as possibly the most distinguished Pakistani artist of the 20th century. His work draws from a shared South Asian cultural heritage, and he was one of the few Pakistani artists to be... Read More
 29 Sep 2015 New Books
New Book:
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
By Diana L. Eck
Published by Motilal Banarsidass - 2007

Preview this book online:

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Book summary:
The experience of the divine in India merges the three components of sight, performan... Read More
 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-a... Read More