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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
 14 Dec 2014 Rare Paintings
Raja Balwant Singh revering Krishna and Radha
Attributed to Nainsukh
(active ca. 1735–78)
ca. 1745–50
Jasrota, Himachal Pradesh
Opaque watercolor, ink, silver and gold on paper

In this intensely personal image of a devotee, Balwant Singh stands in veneration of a vision of Krishna and Radha ent... Read More
 14 Dec 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
Visions of Indian Art
By William Dalrymple
The New York Review of Books - June 2013

One morning in 1740, a thin young man could be seen heading down the steep cobbled road leading from the Kashmir Gate of the Punjabi hilltown of Guler, and making for the banks of the fast-running river... Read More
 14 Dec 2014 Rare Paintings
“Thakur Dawlat Singh Among Courtiers”
India, Delhi; c. 1825
Miniature: 27.6 × 38.5 cm

European influence on Indian painting was tangible from the 16th century, but at the end of the 18th, it became even more pronounced. French and British tradesmen and civil servants commissioned work directly f... Read More
 13 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
'Shiva receiving Ganges' at Ravana Phadi Cave, Aihole - 1853

Pen-and-ink and wash drawing of a sculpture of Shiva receiving Ganges from the Ravana Phadi Cave at Aihole, by an Indian draftsman, dated 1853.

The large sculpture panel of Shiva receiving the Ganges (Gangadhara Shiva-Murti) is situat... Read More
 26 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Tremal Naig's Choultry, Madura
By Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840

Graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper, mounted on, moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, upper right: "D"; inscribed in graphite, on paper, attached to mount: lower ce... Read More
 21 Jun 2014
An important gem-set gold Navratna Pendant from the Treasury of Tipu Sultan, The Tiger of Mysore (1750-99), Mysore (Seringapatam), late 18th Century

Octagonal, set with a large central cushion flat back cabochon Columbian emerald, within a border of topaz, blue sapphire, zircon, cat's eye, ruby,... Read More
 8 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Krishna protecting the shepherds from the vengence of Indra, who threatened to drown them for forsaking his worship and adoring Krishna.

Drawing in black ink on European watermarked paper. Kṛṣṇa holding Mount Govardhana aloft over the gopas and gopis (male and female cowherders) of Vrindavan, an... Read More
 24 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Durga on a lion confronting a demon, by the artist Punch, opaque watercolour on paper, Kashmir, ca. 1750

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 24 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Devotees worshipping at a Hindu shrine
India, probably Kashmir
19th century

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper.

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