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 16 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Rama Chastises the Dying Vali, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, Agra (?), circa 1595

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper.

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 16 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Rama and Lakshmana Meet Sugriva at Matanga's Hermitage, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, Agra (?), circa 1595

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper.

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 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Shiva as the Supreme Teacher

India, Tamil Nadu, 950-1000
Sculpture
Granulite

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Ravana Receiving the Pashupata Weapon from Shiva

India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra (?), circa 1850-1900
Watercolor

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva Bearing the Descent of the Ganges River, folio from a Hindi manuscript by the saint Narayan

India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, Bathu, circa 1740
Watercolor

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 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
One-Faced Linga (Ekamukhalinga), 600s-700s

Eastern India, Bihar, Medieval Period, Pala Dynasty, 7th-8th Century
Chloritic schist

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 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Triad, early 900s

Indonesia, Central Java, Prambanam, Temple of Loro Jonggrang, Early 10th Century
Volcanic stone

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 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Shiva as Slayer of the Elephant Demon, 1000s

South India, Tamil Nadu, early Chola Period, 11th century
Granite

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva and Devi on Gajasura's Hide, c. 1675-1680

India, Pahari Hills, Basohli school, 17th century
Ink and color on paper

Image credit:
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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva Under Trees, c. 1780

India, Pahari, Kangra school, 18th century
Color on paper

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Panel fragment with the god Shiva/Oesho

Kushan
3rd century A.D.
Bactria
Kushan
Terracotta, gouache

This rare Central Asian votive panel depicts a deity (with nimbus) being approached by a worshiper, probably nonroyal but portrayed as of equal stature to the god. Compositionally, they follow sce... Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Linga Altar with Four Faces of Shiva

Thakuri period
ca.1045
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Copper alloy

Shiva linga are variously represented as an unadorned pillar or with one, four, or five heads of Shiva. This linga altar has a four-faced form (chaturmukha). It is banded, likely with munja grass h... Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Shiva as Mrityunjaya, the Conquerer of Death

Pala period
12th century
Bangladesh or India (Bengal)
Black stone

This is an extremely rare representation of Shiva as Mrityunjaya, the destroyer of death and disease. He is shown deep in meditation in yogic form, as indicated by his interlocked legs... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Standing Bodisattva Maitreya (Buddha of the Future)

ca. 3rd century
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Schist

Maitreya is the Buddha of the next age, much as Shakyamuni is the Buddha of our age. He resides in Tushita heaven waiting for his final rebirth. As befits his highest rebirth, he wea... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Buddhist Iconography
Mainly based on The Sadhanamala
By Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya
Published by Firma K.L.Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta - 1958

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1UKzGH1

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1X4JBWG

Published 1958/00/00

Image:
The Death of the... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
The Great Departure and the Temptation of the Buddha

Ikshvaku period
ca. first half of the 3rd century
India (Andhra Pradesh, Nagarjunakonda)
Limestone

The lower scene shows Siddhartha on horseback leaving his father's palace in order to seek enlightenment. A groom leads the horse, whose hoofs ... Read More
 6 Mar 2016 Sculpture
The Dream of Queen Maya (the Buddha's Conception)

Kushan period
ca. 2nd century
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Schist

Female attendants and guards, one of whom holds a sword, surround Maya, who is sleeping on a bed that has turned legs and is covered with an elegant floral textile. Maya ... Read More
 19 Feb 2016 Artefacts
A highly important Sultanate gem-set gold Ring made for Mu'izz al-Din Muhammad bin Sam (AH 569-602/ AD 1173-1206), the first Muslim conqueror of Delhi.

All six gems in the ring are set in kundan technique; the ring with three bezel set octahedral diamonds, the underside of its bezel with an insc... Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Sculpture
A sandstone figural relief of Surya
Central India, 10th/11th Century

The solar deity standing in a frontal hieratic pose with both hands raised and holding a stylized blossoms, a small figure of his consort standing between his boots and accompanied by his two sons Shani and Yama standing on the... Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
A nobleman worshipping Surya riding a horse-drawn chariot across the sky
Mewar, circa 1760
Gouache on paper, red and yellow borders, framed

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