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 10 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Running youths holding the tails of a humped bull and a winged lion - Fragments of railing copings from the Great Stupa of Amaravati - 1853

Wash drawing by Murugesa Moodaliar of fragments of railing copings from the Great Stupa of Amaravati. This is one of 42 sheets (89 drawings) depicting sculp... Read More
 8 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Garuda, the 'vahana' of Vishnu, returning with the vase of Amrita, which he had stolen from the gods in order to free his mother from Kadru, mother of serpents. The 'vahana' is the animal mount or vehicle of a Hindu god or goddess.

Tiruchchirappalli
ca. 1820 - ca. 1825
Gouache on watermarked pa... Read More
 8 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
The shrine of Vishnu in the form of Viraraghavaswami, reclining on the serpent of eternity, the form in which he is worhipped at the shrine of Tiravallur in Chingleput district. To the right stands Lakshmi and to the left a Vaishnava priest.

Tiruchchirappalli
ca. 1820 - ca. 1825
Gouache on wate... Read More
 8 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Vishnu

Painting
Gouache on watermarked paper
Trichinopoly, ca. 1825

Vishnu as Vaikuntha-natha seated on the coils of the serpent Sesha between his two shaktis, Shri and Bhumi Devi; a third, Nila Devi, supports his right foot. From a series of 100 drawings of Hindu deities created in South India... Read More
 5 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Coins of India
By C.J. Brown
Published by Association Press, Calcutta - 1922

Read Book Online:

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Gold Coin Showing King Kumaragupta as an Archer

Gupta period
ca. 415?455
India
Gold

Image credit:
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 5 Dec 2016 Sculpture
Dancing Celestial Deity (Devata)

early 12th century
India (Uttar Pradesh)
Sandstone

Imagine posing as a model for this dancing female figure. You'll soon realize that this striking pose is anatomically impossible. Yet the sculptor has captured the essence of continuous, whirling motion.

This ... Read More
 5 Dec 2016 Artefacts
Gold Coin Showing King Chandragupta II as an Archer

Gupta period
ca. 376?414
India
Gold

Image credit:
? 2000?2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Read More
 5 Dec 2016 Sculpture
Bust of Vishnu

Gupta period
5th?6th century
India (Bengal)
Terracotta

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? 2000?2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Read More
 5 Dec 2016 New Books
New Book Release:
Treasures of the Gupta Empire
A Catalogue of Coins of the Gupta Dynasty
By Sanjeev Kumar

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http://bit.ly/2gtoNts

This book covers the history and the entire Coinage of the Gupta Dynasty from the start in 319 AD to it's end in 543 AD. It also includes the Coi... Read More
 5 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
"Dervish With a Lion", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Padarath
Calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi (active late 15th?early 16th century)

Persian Inscription (in lower border, in Shah Jahan?s hand): "Work of Padarath".

During the reigns of Jahangir and Shah Jahan, devotees were fa... Read More
 5 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
"Jahangir and His Vizier, I'timad al-Daula", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Artist: Manohar (active ca. 1582?1624)
Calligrapher: Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550)

While Jahangir (r. 1605?27) and l'timad al-Daula (a title meaning "reliance of the state") greet each other formally in this painting, t... Read More
 3 Dec 2016 Artefacts
Inkpot of the Emperor Jahangir
dated A.H. 1028/A.D. 1618?19

Sturdy, monumental, artfully rounded, richly adorned, and so weighty and well balanced that it could hardly be overturned, this dignified and useful inkpot can be seen as a poetic visual symbol of the empire inherited by Jahangir. If hi... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Deposition from cross with rejoicing angels, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1590-1600.

This painting was probably done for the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r.1605?1627) when he was still a prince living in the 1590s at Lahore, the northern capital of the Mughal empire, now in nort... Read More
 26 Oct 2016 Event
New Book Launch:
The Mewar Ramayana
The finest surviving illustrated manuscript in India
By J.P.Losty and Sumedha Verma Ojha
Published by Roli Books - 26 October 2016 Read More
 26 Oct 2016 New Books
New Book Lauch:
The Mewar Ramayana
The finest surviving illustrated manuscript in India
By J.P.Losty and Sumedha Verma Ojha
Published by Roli Books - 26 October 2016

Buy this book:

http://amzn.to/2f6AdHi

Welcome to one of the world's most beautiful Ramayana manuscripts. The original was prepar... Read More
 6 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Goddess Sarasvati
India, Gujarat
1153 AD
Sculpture
White marble

Sarasvati, the Goddess of knowledge, learning, and music, is identified in the inscription on the base of this work. It states that the nobleman Parasuruma commissioned the piece in 1156 from the master builder Jagadeva to replace o... Read More
 4 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Sri Lakshmi
India, Kerala
16th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy

Credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 4 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Gaja Lakshmi
India, Uttar Pradesh, Kausambi (?)
1st century B.C.
Sculpture
Terracotta

Credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 4 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Sri Lakshmi
India, Tamil Nadu, Kaveri region
9th century, with circa 12th century recutting
Sculpture
Granite

Credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 3 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Seated portrait of Devi, the Great Goddess, showing her eight arms bearing attributes of her divine powers - the conch, goad, lotus, discus, shield, mace, banner, and the sword. The goddess is depicted in a palace setting, is nimbate, and seated on a lotus seat on a hexagonal golden throne with a... Read More