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 9 Dec 2015
Seal of the Chola King Rajendra I (reigned 1012-1044)
India, Tamil Nadu, 1012-1044

Seal
Copper alloy

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 11 Apr 2015 Video
Video lecture:
Vidya Dehejia on Chola Bronzes

Art historian Vidya Dehejia illuminates the Asia Society Museum exhibition Devotion in South India: Chola Bronzes in this slide lecture. (57 min.)

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 10 Apr 2015 New Books
New Book:
Art of the Imperial Cholas
By Vidya Dehejia
Published by Columbia University Press - 2013

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This book is adapted from a series of lectures given by the author at the Asia Society in 19... Read More
 26 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Tremal Naig's Choultry, Madura - 1798

Plate18 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery'. The Pudu Mandapa is outside the east gate of the Minakshi temple at Madurai. Built by Tirumala Nayak in 1635 as a choultry or reception hall for pilgrims, it is a long hall with ... Read More
 2 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Kadamba Kula
A History of ancient and medieval Karnataka
By George M.Moraes
Published by B.X.Furtado & Sons, Bombay - 1931

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Image:
Symbol of Kadamba Dynasty
Sculpture depicts an elephant trampl... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Two holy men and two equestrian figures. Wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801

Water-colour drawing of two holy men and two equestrian figures painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi in Karnataka, from an album of 56 sheets of drawings (60 folios) mainly of miscellaneous a... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
A procession featuring a guru being carried in a palanquin.

Wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801.

Water-colour drawing with pen-and-ink dated January 1801 of a guru surrounded by devotees painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi in Karnataka, from an album of 56 sheet... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
A guru surrounded by devotees, depicted in a wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801.

‘Painting on the Roof of the Jungum Mutt at Anagoondy.’

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing date January 1801, of a guru surrounded by devotees painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi ... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
Anegundi: Of history and mysticism
By S V Upendra Charya
Deccan Herald

The very first capital of Vijayanagar dynasty, Anegundi was also the capital of several dynastic rulers. This region was ruled by the Shahi dynasty of Bijapur, Moghuls, Marathas and also Tipu Sultan during the 16th, ... Read More
 25 Sep 2010 Rare Paintings
The Great Pagoda, Tanjore -1798

Plate 24 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery'. The Brihadishvara Temple of Thanjavur was patronised by Rajaraja I of the Chola dynasty around AD 1000-10 and is one of the greatest architectural achievements of South India. The t... Read More
 25 Sep 2010 Article/Essay
Rajaraja Cholan, the Great Chola king built The Bragatheeswarar (Peruvudaiyar) Temple, also known as Big Temple. "In the twenty-fifth year of Rajaraja Cholan (A.D 1009-10) on the 257th day of the year the king handed over the copper pot for the finial at the top of the Vimana". It weighed about 2... Read More
 25 Sep 2010 Rare Paintings
North View of the Great Pagoda and Tank at Tanjore'. Coloured aquatint by J. Wells after a drawing by Capt. Trapaud - 1788.

Coloured aquatint by J. Wells after a drawing by Capt. Trapaud, of the Brihadishvara Temple and tank at Thanjore, dated 1788.
The great Brihadishvara Temple represents t... Read More
 25 Sep 2010 Rare Photographs
The great Pagoda at Tanjore with corridor on the northern side - 1869

Photograph of the Great Pagoda of the Brihadishvara Temple at Tanjore, taken by Samuel Bourne in 1869. The Brihadishvara Temple built by the Chola king Rajaraja around 1010, is a monumental temple standing in the middle of a... Read More