19 mars 2014

Sinhalese rosewood games box, Sri Lanka, 16th-17th century

Sinhalese rosewood games box, Sri Lanka, 16th-17th century. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The box consists of two equal sized hinged sections. The corners are reinforced with pierced brass mounts. The lid is carved with a central crest of two crowned lions rampant combatant holding arrows and curved swords surmounted by a crown, surrounded by scrolling leaves with flowerheads emanating from a fortress with three turrets. The central square is framed by two borders; the first with scrolling leaves and flowerheads, the... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2014

Horn and ivory veneered sandalwood box, Vizagapatam, circa 1850

Horn and ivory veneered sandalwood box, Vizagapatam, circa 1850. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The sandalwood box entirely veneered in stained buffalo horn with engraved ivory straps and bosses and applied panels of ivory fretwork, eight of which with central cartouches engraved with Hindu deities, the domed lid opens to reveal a lift out compartmentalised tray with engraved ivory lids, on lion paw feet; 37cm wide, 19cm high, 17.7cm deep Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 -... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2014

Jewelled Opium box, North India, 19th century

Jewelled Opium box, North India, 19th century. Photo courtesy Alexis Renard Gold with kundan set rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Height: 5 cm ; Diameter: 4,5 cm Alexis Renard. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
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19 mars 2014

"From temple to home: Celebrating Ganesha" opens at the British Museum in London

Schist stone figure of Ganesha. From Orissa, India, 13th century AD. © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The elephant-headed Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu gods - the creator and remover of obstacles. A beautiful stone sculpture of Ganehsa is at the heart of this Asahi Shimbun Display in Room 3 at the British Museum. Carved from schist in Orissa (recently renamed Odisha) around 800 years ago, this statue of Ganesha was originally positioned in a niche on the outer face of a Hindu temple. Standing on a... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2014

A silver standing Vishnu, India, Kerala, 18th century

A silver standing Vishnu, India, Kerala, 18th century. Photo Polak Works of Art. Height 14 cm Provenance: Private collection, Netherlands, 1960-2012 Polak Works of Art (stand 112) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/
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17 mars 2014

George Duncan Beechey (1798-1852), Portrait of Begum of Oudh, Lucknow, India, circa 1840

George Duncan Beechey (1798-1852), Portrait of Begum of Oudh, Lucknow, India, circa 1840. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi. 76.5 x 64cm. Oil on canvas This is a recent discovery of a painting by a famous English painter, George Duncan Beechey, of Indian subjects. Remarkably, very few of his paintings have survived. He had access to the inner circles of the Lucknow royal family and managed to paint the high-ranking ladies of the court. This painting appears to be one of the very few surviving images of the series that he did on royal... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2014

Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam workbox, India, early 18th century

Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam workbox, India, early 18th century.Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi. 14.5 x 49 x 36cm The ebony box is inlaid with delicate ivory floral scrolls which in turn comprise of three slivered layers of ivory and ebony, engraved and highlighted with lac. Amir Mohtashemi (stand 235) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/
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16 mars 2014

Krishna and Balarama defeating the Demon Dhenukasura. Folio from a Bhagavata Purana. India, school of Kangra, circa 1830-1840

Krishna and Balarama defeating the Demon Dhenukasura. Folio from a Bhagavata Purana. India, school of Kangra, circa 1830-1840. Photo courtesy Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper.Painting 22.3 x 24.7 cm.Folio 24.2 x 29.5 cm Provenance: Private collection, Sussex, 1960s Galerie Kevorkian (stand 244) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/
15 mars 2014

Silver repousse on copper box, Tanjore, India, circa 1900

Silver repousse on copper box, Tanjore, India, circa 1900. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. On the lid of the box is an exact depiction of the Brihadisvara temple in Tanjore with its distinctive crowned vimana and with a recumbent bull on a stepped nandi mandapa on a North-South axis with the main shrine. The Shrine is dedicated to the worship of Shiva. Its intricately carved walls are covered with the 108 poses of the Bharata-Natyam, a classical Indian dance, mimed by Shiva in person. The box is covered on all sides... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Bhairava head, India, Kerala, 18th century

Bhairava head, India, Kerala, 18th century. Photo courtesy Alexis Renard. Bronze. Height: 18 cm ; Width: 19 cm Alexis Renard. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
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