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 12 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Zodiac signs:
Tiger(Simha), Woman(Kanya), Scales(Tula), Scorpion(Vrishcika)

Gouache on paper
Rajasthan School
1790-1810 (circa)

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 11 Nov 2013
Narasimhagupta standing facing left, wearing a waistcloth and jewellery, with a halo around head. Left hand holds a bow, the right hand holds an arrow. In left field a Garuda standard with ribbons. In right field a crescent.

(reverse) Laksmi seated facing on a lotus, wearing lower garments and... Read More
 5 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
A planetary deity (Mars, or Mangala) flanked by Kārttikeya on his peacock, and Lakshmi seated on a lotus borne aloft by four elephants.

Gouache painting on paper.

Attributed to: Mahesh (1725-1750 AD)

Pahari School
Chamba Style
1725-1750 (circa)
Panjab Hills

The term 'Pahari Scho... Read More
 2 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Lovers playing with fireworks.

Painted on paper.

Pahari School
Rajasthan School
Kangra Style

1800 (circa)

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 2 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Kṛṣṇa and Rādhā playing with fireworks.

Gouache painting on paper.
Rajasthan School
1800 (circa)

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 2 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Women with lanterns and fireworks celebrating the festival of Diwali.

Gouache painting on paper.

By Nainsukh
Pahari School
Guler Style
1760-1763 (circa)

Nainsukh (painter/draughtsman; Indian; Male; 1710 - 1778; approx)

Also known as: Nainsukh; Nain Sukh

Biography:
Painter; ... Read More
 2 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Women with lanterns and fireworks celebrating the festival of Diwali.

Drawing on paper.

Attributed to a follower of Nainsukh
Pahari School
Guler Style
1760 (circa)

The term 'Pahari School' refers to paintings created in the small Rajput courts of the Punjab Hills. While the Pahari region w... Read More
 2 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
The month of Kartika - October/November

One of a series of eight paintings bound in an album. The series are from a 'Baramasa' set or 'Songs of the seasons' providing visual imagery for Baramasa poetry. The main theme is that of nayakas' and nayikas' (lovers) love in union and in separation an... Read More
 2 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Trivikrama Vishnu and Varaha, Cave II, Badami - 1853

Pen-and-ink and wash drawing of two sculptures of Vishnu as Trivikrama and Varaha from Cave II, Badami, by and Indian draftsman, dated 1853.

The two sculpture panels represented in this drawing are carved inside the porch of Cave II at Ba... Read More
 25 Oct 2013 Rare Paintings
Enameld Mosque in the town of Mathura

19th century

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More
 13 Oct 2013 Sculpture
Sculpture of Durga as Mahishasuramardini
11th century
India

Source: Rijksmuseum Read More
 13 Oct 2013 Sculpture
Durga as Mahishasuramardini
12th century

Pala-Sena dynasty

Brass
H: 15.7 W: 10.1 D: 8.2 cm
Bangladesh

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 13 Oct 2013 Rare Paintings
Durga fighting the rakshashas Shunga and Nishunga, from a Devi Mahatmya

Mid 19th century
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 27.3 W: 38.0 cm
Punjab Hills, India

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 13 Oct 2013 Sculpture
Durga slaying the Buffalo
9th century

Central Javanese Period

Stone
Java, Indonesia

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 13 Oct 2013 Sculpture
Figure of Durga slaying the Buffalo-demon
Deccan Plateau
Late 9th century - early 10th century AD

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 7 Oct 2013
A VERY FINE PRESENTATION SWORD TAKEN AS BOOTY AT THE SIEGE OF SERINGAPATAM, OF EASTERN EUROPEAN MANUFACTURE, LATE 16TH CENTURY

The hilt with broad crossguard, elongated forte and bud quillons, incised with foliate decoration at the grip, with a ridged curved steel blade, the scabbard with a row ... Read More
 7 Oct 2013
Article:
Sotheby’s to auction works of Tipu Sultan
Asian Image, 3rd October 2013

Sotheby’s London will introduce its first-ever auction dedicated to art from Imperial India.

Over 90 exquisite objects exemplifying the broad artistic traditions of Imperial India will be presented for sale, in... Read More
 6 Oct 2013 Rare Paintings
A NOBLEMAN AND LADY ON A TERRACE BEFORE A LAKE, GULER, CIRCA 1810-20
gouache with gold on paper, pink border with red horizontal dashes, cover paper hinged at top
painting: 21.3 by 14.9cm.

Sothebys Auction:
Art of Imperial India - 09 October 2013

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 6 Oct 2013 Rare Paintings
A NOBLEMAN AND LADY ON A TERRACE BEFORE A LAKE, GULER, CIRCA 1810-20
gouache with gold on paper, pink border with red horizontal dashes, cover paper hinged at top
painting: 21.3 by 14.9cm.

Sothebys Auction:
Art of Imperial India - 09 October 2013

Source: www.sothebys.com Read More
 6 Oct 2013 Rare Paintings
A NOBLEMAN AND LADY ON A TERRACE BEFORE A LAKE, GULER, CIRCA 1810-20
gouache with gold on paper, pink border with red horizontal dashes, cover paper hinged at top
painting: 21.3 by 14.9cm.

Sothebys Auction:
Art of Imperial India - 09 October 2013

Source: www.sothebys.com Read More