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 23 May 2014 Sculpture
Standing figure of Vishnu
Styone Shale
Kashmir, 9th century AD

Standing figure of Vishnu. It is broken at the thighs and lower part is now missing. The arms are also broken and partly missing.

The halo is broken except on the left side where it is penetrated by a small hole. The figure has a s... Read More
 23 May 2014 Sculpture
Vishnu Chaturmurti
Karkota period - 8th to 9th century AD
Kashmir

Sculptural representations of Vishnu Chaturmurti exist throughout northern India but is most characteristic of the Kashmir region where it assumed a prominent position in the Hindu pantheon.

Vishnu in his four-fold aspect, Chatur... Read More
 16 May 2014 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
 16 May 2014 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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 16 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Surya in chariot
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Rajasthan, ca. 1800

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 5 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Gouache and ink painting from an album of 26 depicting scenes of Hindu mythology in a variety of painting styles. Viṣṇu is riding his vehicle Garuda. In each of Viṣṇu's four hands he carries an attribute associated with the god: a conch, a chakra (wheel), a lotus flower and a mace.

Pahari School... Read More
 5 May 2014 Sculpture
The Hindu God Vishnu on His Mount Garuda

Nepal, 7th century
Sculpture
Gray-black argillite

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 5 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Viṣṇu on Garuda addressing Visvamitra, Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa.
An illustration from the Ramayana.

Gouache painting on paper.
1800-1805 ca.

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 31 Mar 2014
A suite of Victorian Petábgarh jewellery, India.

Comprising a necklace, bracelet and brooch; the frontispiece of the necklace comprising a series of green glass set pearshaped and oval plaques, suspending three pearshaped drops, all depicting scenes of wildlife amongst foliage, including peacock... Read More
 31 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Maharaja Man Singh of Jodhpur (1804-1843) seated in discussion with a Marwari prince on a palace terrace, both figures dressed in fiery orange jamas and turbans, officers standing to the right, an attendant holding a gauri in the background.

Jodhpur, circa 1840
Gouache and gold on paper, red bor... Read More
 29 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Kunvar Sri Kisan in darbar with ministers and secretaries
Jodhpur, Marwar, circa 1740

Opaque watercolor and gold on card; verso with identification inscription in black nagari script: 'Sri Kisan'; The kunvar (prince) kneels on a small yellow rug, supported by a large bolster, wearing a tall, ora... Read More
 24 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Mewar Ramayana

Battle between the armies of Rama and the King of Lanka, Udaipur, 1649-53.

The Ramayana manuscript of the text was copied in seven large volumes in 'nagari' script by Mahatma Hirananda between 1649 and 1653, and illuminated by Sahib Din, Manohar, and other artists in the court st... Read More
 23 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Meeting of Rama and Parushurama Folio from a set of Ramayana.
Dated: Samvat 1706 = A.D.1649 Rajasthani, Udaipur .
Artist : Manohar
Painting: 31 x 18 cms

The Museum acquired nineteen folios of a dispersed Ramayana set painted during the patronage of Maharana Jagat Singh I (1628-52 A.D. ), whose... Read More
 17 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Kṛṣṇa and Rādhā celebrating the Holi festival.

Painted on Paper.
Pahari School
Kangra Style
1800 (circa)
Panjab Hills

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 17 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Kṛṣṇa celebrating the Holi festival with men and women.

Painted on Paper.
Pahari School
Kangra Style
1800 (circa)
Panjab Hills

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 17 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Kṛṣṇa and Satyabhama playing holi. Both are armed with syringes and squirt coloured water at each other. Between them is a large container.

Album drawing. Pen and ink wash on paper.
Company School
1826 (circa)
Tiruchirapalli

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 17 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A man and a woman standing on a terrace, surrounded by attendants, and celebrating the Holi festival.

Gouache painting on paper.
Jodhpur Style
Rajasthan School
1845 (circa)

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 17 Mar 2014 New Books
New Book:
The City Palace Museum Udaipur - Paintings of Mewar Court Life
By Andrew Topsfield
Published by Mapin Publishing -2002

An impressive showcase of the art of the Mewar kingdom of Rajasthan.

Once the ancestral home of the Maharanas of Mewar, the premier Rajput rulers of Rajasthan, this ... Read More
 17 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Rawat Gokal Das celebrating holi in the zenana
Signed Bagta, Devgarh, dated 1808

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; the imposing ruler dressed in a white jama and adorned in a slightly reserved selection of jewels, commences the celebrations by squirting colored water from his syringe. The cou... Read More
 17 Mar 2014
Two bronze Pumps (pichkari) for the festival of Holi
India, 19th Century

Of cylindrical form with polychrome painted turned wooden handles and spouts emanating from terminals in the form of an elephant and makara head.
The larger 55 cm. long (approx.)

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