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 31 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Trident, the Crescent, and the Cross - A view of the religious history of India during the Hindu, Buddhist, Mohammedan, and Christian periods.
By Rev. James Vaughan
Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London - 1876


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 20 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Tasviri Akbar Padeshah va Sheik Saltm Chisti

Single-page painting on a detached album folio. The Mughal emperor Akbar seated under a tree with Shaykh Salim Chisti, one attendant, two female musicians and a goatherd with his goats and dog.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
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 20 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Mausoleum of Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri - 1820

Watercolour on paper with embossed borders

Marks and inscriptions:
'Tomb of Sheikh Selim Kishtee at Futhepore Sickri'
'Tomb of Futhypore Sicri'

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 20 Nov 2013 Rare Photographs
Close view from the south-west of the porch of Shaikh Salim Chishti's Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri - 1892

Photograph of Shaikh Salim Chisti's tomb at Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893. The palace-city complex at Fatehpur Sikri wa... Read More
 20 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Mausoleum of Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri, ca.1835
Drawing; architectural, watercolour

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 20 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
P?r Dastg?r
Portrait
On paper

Mughal Style
Islamic
18th Century(late)

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 6 Aug 2013 Artefacts
Copper Standard or Alam consisting of a pronged metal plate covered with engraved characters with socket below, the surface tinned and now rubbed.
Islamic
Deccan

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 2 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
The constellations of the Crow and Centaurus
Deccan Plateau, late 16th century - early 17th century

These illustrated pages [EA1978.2573, EA1978.2576, EA1978.2577] originally belonged to three different manuscripts of The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence (Arabic: ?Aja?ib al-makh... Read More
 2 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
The angel Ruh holding the celestial spheres
Iran, 2nd half of the 16th century

These illustrated pages [EA1978.2573, EA1978.2576, EA1978.2577] originally belonged to three different manuscripts of The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence (Arabic: ?Aja?ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara?ib al-... Read More
 2 Aug 2013 Artefacts
Sitarah made for the Mosque of the Prophet in Medina
Egypt, 1791 - 1792

Embroidered textiles were amongst the most impressive gifts presented during the processions associated with the annual Islamic pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca. Traditionally produced every year by the Muslim rulers who contro... Read More
 2 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of a mendicant, possibly a Muslim dervish. The man is standing upright and holds a walking stick in his right hand. In his left hand he holds a large begging bowl. He wears a patchwork tunic which appears to have been repaired and a matching bag over his left shoulde... Read More
 20 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
Nawab of Murshidabad proceeding to the mosque for the festival of Bakr Id, Murshidabad, ca. 1795 - ca. 1805

Painting; gouache

Marks and inscriptions:
'Munny Begum's Musjid with the procession of the Bukery Ed at Moorshidabad'.

This is one of a group of nine paintings. They depict a durb... Read More
 20 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
The Muslim cosmogony according to the commentaries of Massabi and Meschat. The world supported by an angel standing on a mountain of rubies, which is supported by a many horned white bull standing on a fish in water above sand and air.

Faizabad, India

ca. 1774

Watercolour

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 17 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
A maulvi holding a rosary and standing on a terrace - 1815

Watercolour of a maulvi from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Gheen to Delhi Vol. VI' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Comma... Read More
 13 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Gigantic embroidery in stone at base of Kutb Minar, Delhi - 1903

Stereoscopic photograph of the base of the Qutb Minar at Delhi, taken by James Ricalton in c. 1903, from The Underwood Travel Library: Stereoscopic Views of India. The Qutb Minar is a tower of victory, part of a complex containin... Read More
 13 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Looking north from a minaret of the Jumma Masjid, Delhi - 1903

Stereoscopic photograph of the city of Delhi, taken by James Ricalton in c. 1903, from The Underwood Travel Library: Stereoscopic Views of India. This is a view from a minaret of the Jami Masjid looking north over the outskirts of ... Read More
 13 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Stereoscopic photograph of Muslims at prayer in the courtyard of the mosque at Ahmadabad, taken by James Ricalton in c. 1903, from The Underwood Travel Library: Stereoscopic Views of India. The Jami Masjid, situated in the centre of the city, was completed in 1424 and built by Sultan Ahmad Shah (... Read More
 13 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Devout Mohammedans prostrate at prayer time - Jumma Musjid, Delhi - 1903

Stereoscopic photograph of Muslims at prayer in the Jami Masjid at Delhi, taken by James Ricalton in c.1903, from The Underwood Travel Library: Stereoscopic Views of India.

The Jami Masjid was the principal mosque of S... Read More
 6 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
Painted scroll, 'pata'. Fifty-four registers illustrating the story of miracle-working Muslims saints, including Gazi and Manik. One of the scenes shows a rich merchant's ocean-going ship under sail. Other registers show a figure riding a tiger and carrying a serpent-staff, who is probably the Mu... Read More
 5 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
The Gazi Scroll
1800 (circa)

Painted scroll, 'pata'. Fifty-four registers illustrating the story of miracle-working Muslims saints, including Gazi and Manik. One of the scenes shows a rich merchant's ocean-going ship under sail. Other registers show a figure riding a tiger and carrying a serp... Read More