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 13 Sep 2013 Artefacts
Man's robe (jama), 17th century
India, Deccan, Burhanpur or Hyderabad
Cotton; painted, with applied gold leaf

The early Mughal rulers Akbar and Jahangir were interested in fashion stuffs, carpets, and ornamental textiles. Both emperors had a penchant for inventing new names for garments and ... Read More
 6 Aug 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Early History of the Dekkan down to the Mahomedan conquest
By Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar
Printed at The Government Central Press, Bombay - 1895

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Image:
A Jain yaksha and yakshi
Made of bron... Read More
 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

? Trustees of the British Museum Read More
 6 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
A standing portrait of a man holding a flower
Gouache painting on paper
Deccani School
1780 (circa)
Deccan

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 6 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
A dancing girl
Gouache painting on paper
19thC(early)
Deccan

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 5 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
An equestrian portrait of a Nawab, or nobleman from the Deccan.
Gouache paiting on paper.
Deccani School
1750-1775 (circa)
Deccan

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 5 Aug 2013 New Books
New Book:
Sultans of the South: Arts of India's Deccan Courts, 1323-1687
By Navina Najat Haidar and Marika Sardar
Published by Metropolitan Museum of Art - 2011

Between the 14th and the 17th century, the Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a series of important and highly cult... Read More
 2 Aug 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of the Deccan
By James Dunning Baker Gribble
Published by Luzac and Co., London - 1896

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 2 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
Wedding procession of Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah
Golconda, c. 1650

This scene of a wedding party travelling by night depicts Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of Golconda (r.1580-1612) bringing home his bride, the beautiful Hindu dancing-girl Bhagmati. Himself a Shia Muslim, Muhammad Quli had fall... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
The Asar Mahal, Bijapur - 1875

Photograph of the The Asar Mahal in Bijapur. The Asar Mahal was built by Muhammad Shah in 1646 as a Hall of Justice and later became a sacred sanctuary housing some hairs from the beard of the Prophet. The east side is an open portico supported on four wooden pil... Read More