Art, Sculpture and Treasures of India

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 14 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Surya, The Sun God
Indonesia, Central Java or Shrivijaya, 9th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy with traces of gilding

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Surya, The Sun God
India, Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh, circa 1100-1150
Sculpture
Magnesian schist

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Sarasvati

10th-11th century
Sandstone
Sculpture
India

Sarasvati, goddess of speech, learning, and the arts, is revered by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists alike. Associated especially with music and knowledge, she plays the vina (a stringed instrument) and holds a palm-leaf manuscript. Here, she a... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Sculpture
Sarasvati
6th Century
Sandstone
India

Source: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Read More
 8 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Nan va Halva (Breads and Sweets)
Muhammad Baha' al-Din al-'Amili (1547?1620)
Illustrated manuscript
ca. 1690
India, Deccan, Aurangabad
Islamic
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Binding: leather

The text of this book is a series of moralizing poems on the merits of the ascetic life, three... Read More
 8 Jan 2016 Sculpture
Plaque with a Royal Family
Shunga period
1st century B.C.
India (West Bengal, Chandraketugarh)
Terracotta

This family scene and the touching intimacy that permeates it are unusual in Indian terracotta. With his left hand, the man, seated on a chair, holds the back of his wife's head: she stands ... Read More
 25 Dec 2015 Rare Paintings
Felicitation of the Virgin and Child
Kesu Khurd (India, active circa 1580-1600)
Mughal empire, circa 1600
Drawing

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 25 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Christ the Good Shepherd
India, Goa, 17th century
Sculpture
Ivory

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 17 Dec 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Presence of Siva
By Stella Kramrisch
Published by Princeton University Press - 1992

One of the three great gods of Hinduism, Siva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, The Rg Veda, evokes his presence in its hymns; Vedic myths, rituals, and even astronomy... Read More
 11 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Shiva as the Cosmic Pillar
India, Tamil Nadu, early 12th century
Sculpture
Granulite with traces of paint

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 9 Dec 2015 Sculpture
Krishna Rajamannar with His Wives, Rukmini and Satyabhama, and His Mount, Garuda
India, Tamil Nadu, late 12th-13th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 9 Dec 2015
Siva

Chola period
940-950 (circa)
Thanjavur

A bronze sculpture of a seated figure of the Hindu god Siva. He has four arms and carries a parasu (axe) in his proper right rear hand, a mrga (deer) in his proper left rear hand, a naga (cobra) in his proper left fore hand and he holds his proper rig... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs
ca. 1800
India (Rajasthan)
Ink and opaque watercolor on cloth

This devotional image of Hanuman celebrates his most famous heroic feat?carrying the Mount Sanjeevini to Rama and Lakshmana, who, gravely wounded in combat, were in desperate need o... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Amaravati Sculptures In The Madras Government Museum
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1956

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1jCwHlq

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1hWkmH1

Image:
Amaravati Sculptures (2nd Century BC to 2... Read More
 21 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Goddess Uma, 1000s
Nepal, 11th Century

Gilt bronze and semiprecious stones

Uma is a mother goddess, and she is depicted here as turning toward her consort, the Hindu god Shiva, a companion sculpture from which this image of Uma has been separated. The grace and femininity of this solid-cast fig... Read More
 19 Oct 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
This hero stops the plunder of India's past
Rediff.com

'Imagine how secure are our seaports and airports that 10,000 objects can leave every decade and our custodians are not even aware?'

'This kind of targeted looting when thieves pick and choose the best of Indian art and steal on an... Read More
 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga slaying the buffalo demon, Mahishasura
Gouache painting by an Indian artist.
circa 19th century
Published: [India], [between 1800 and 1899?]

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More
 18 Oct 2015 New Books
Digital Book:
Divine Images, Human Visions:
The Max Tanenbaum Collection of South Asian and Himalayan Art in the National Gallery of Canada
By Pratapaditya Pal
Published by National Gallery of Canada - 1997

A fascinating text by Dr. Pratapaditya Pal makes this an exciting narrative for the scho... Read More
 16 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 of... Read More
 15 Oct 2015 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
Painted Delight: Indian Paintings from Philadelphia Collections
By Stella Kramrisch
Published by Philadelphia Museum of Art

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1Rd8QmD

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