02 octobre 2016

Philadelphia Museum of Art's South Asian Galleries reopen

Hall from the Madanagopalaswamy Temple, Madurai, South India. Circa 1550. Granitic stone. Gift of Susan Pepper Gibson, Mary Gibson Henry and Henry C. Gibson in memory of Adeline Pepper Gibson, 1919-714. Photography by Joseph Hu, 2016. © 2016 Philadelphia Museum of Art PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On October 2 the Philadelphia Museum of Art is reopening its galleries of South Asian art following a comprehensive renovation. Dedicated to one of the most significant collections of its kind in this country, these newly... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2016

State Cap, India, 19th century

State Cap, India, 19th century. Gold wire embroidery, feathers, rubies, pearls and emeralds.  This state cap is reputed to have belonged to the last Muslim King of Delhi, Bahadur Shah Zafar II (1775-1862) who was a descendent of the Mughal Dynasty. King Zafar succeeded to the throne of Delhi in 1837 but was imprisoned in 1858 by the British after the 1857 revolution.
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12 septembre 2016

Alexis Renard à la Biennale des Antiquaires 2016

Khanjar à tête de cheval, Inde, XVIIe siècle, Époque Moghole. La lame en acier damasquiné d'or blanc et rose, la poignée en jade blanc, les yeux en rubis montés en or dans la technique kundan - Haut. 39 cm © Studio Sébert Combat d'éléphants, Inde, Première Moitié du XVIIe siècle, Époque Moghole. Encre, pigments et or sur papier - Haut. Miniature : 15 ; Marge : 20 Larg. Miniature : 23,5 ; Marge : 33cm © Antoine Mercier Biennale des Antiquaires 2016. Alexis Renard / STAND SH08. 5 rue des deux ponts, 75004 Paris -... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2016

Masterworks of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian works of art offered as part of Asian Art Week

A rare and monumental gray schist figure of a Bodhisattva (estimate: $600,000 - 800,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- As part of Asian Art Week, Christie’s New York salerooms will host a wealth of masterworks from the Indian subcontinent with the Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art sale on 13 September and the South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale on 14 September 2016. The auctions will present historic sculptures, bronzes and court paintings alongside art by established... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

Inside Nepal's forgotten medieval kingdom

This file photograph taken on June 14, 2016, shows a general view of animals near a stupa (chorten) at Ghemi village in Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang. PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP LO MANTHANG (AFP).- In Nepal's isolated, high-altitude desert of Upper Mustang, a new road to China is bringing economic transformation to the former Buddhist kingdom, once a centre for trans-Himalayan commerce. The remote region is ringed with vast canyons and red mountains that, legends say, are stained with the blood of a demon killed by the... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2016

"The Great Festivity (Maha Utsav): Six Figures Celebrate with Music and Dance", ca. 1610, India, Rajasthan

"The Great Festivity (Maha Utsav): Six Figures Celebrate with Music and Dance," Folio from the "Early Bikaner" Bhagavata Purana (The Ancient Story of God), ca. 1610, India, Rajasthan, probably kingdom of Bikaner. Opaque watercolor on paper. Page: H. 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm) W. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm) Painting: H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Promised Gift of the Kronos Collections, 2015 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work is exhibited in... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2016

"The Sage Durvasa Helps the Gopis Quiet the Yamuna River",

"The Sage Durvasa Helps the Gopis Quiet the Yamuna River," Folio from the dispersed "Parimoo" Bhagavata Purana (The Ancient Story of God). ca. 1580, India, Delhi or Agra. Opaque watercolor on paper. H. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm) W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Promised Gift of the Kronos Collections, 2015 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work is exhibited in the "Divine Pleasures: Painting from India's Rajput Courts—The Kronos Collections" exhibition, on view... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2016

Battle Scene, ca. 1520–30, India, probably Delhi or Agra

Battle Scene, ca. 1520–30, India, probably Delhi or Agra. Opaque watercolor on paper. H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) W. 9 in. (22.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Promised Gift of the Kronos Collections, 2015 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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16 août 2016

"In Attacking Narada’s Fortress at Progjyotishpur, Vishnu Slays the Demon General Mura", ca. 1520-­30, India, Delhi or Agra

"In Attacking Narada’s Fortress at Progjyotishpur, Vishnu Slays the Demon General Mura," Folio from the “Palam” or “Scotch Tape" Bhagavata Purana (The Ancient Story of God), ca. 1520-­30, India, Delhi or Agra. Opaque watercolor on paper. H. 6 15/16 in. (17.7 cm) W. 9 in. (22.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Promised Gift of the Kronos Collections, 2015 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work is exhibited in the "Divine Pleasures: Painting from India's Rajput Courts—The Kronos... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2016

"Four Gods and the Earth Cow Pray for the Assistance of Vishnu", ca. 1520–30, India

"Four Gods and the Earth Cow Pray for the Assistance of Vishnu" Illustrated folio from the dispersed “Palam” or “Scotch-Tape” Bhagavata Purana (The Ancient Story of God), ca. 1520–30, India. Opaque watercolor on paper. H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) W. 9 in. (22.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Promised Gift of the Kronos Collections, 2015 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work is exhibited in the "Divine Pleasures: Painting from India's Rajput Courts—The Kronos Collections"... [Lire la suite]