15 janvier 2017

Illustration from a Bhagavata Purana Series, Book 10: Battle Between Balarama and Jarasandha, ca. 1760–65, Mughal period

Illustration from a Bhagavata Purana Series, Book 10: Battle Between Balarama and Jarasandha, ca. 1760–65, Mughal period (1526–1857). Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Without mounting: 27.2 x 37.6 cm (10 11/16 x 14 13/16 in.), with mounting: 46.2 x 54.5 cm (18 3/16 x 21 7/16 in.), sheet: 30 x 40.5 cm (11 13/16 x 15 15/16 in.), image: 27.9 x 38.1 cm (11 x 15 in.). The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald, 2001.138.32. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery The Bhagavata... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2017

Corne à poudre, Inde, 17e siècle

Corne à poudre, Inde, 17e siècle, émeraude, fil d'or, jade, rubis, turquoise. Paris, musée du Louvre, R436. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
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14 janvier 2017

Corne à poudre, Inde, 17e siècle

Corne à poudre, Inde, 17e siècle, émeraude, fil d'or, jade, rubis. Paris, musée du Louvre, R437. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
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14 janvier 2017

Manche de canne ou de Gupti (ou zafar takieh), Inde, 17e siècle

Manche de canne ou de Gupti (ou zafar takieh), Inde, 17e siècle, émeraude, jade. Paris, musée du Louvre, R455. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
14 janvier 2017

Coupelle et tasse, Inde, 18e siècle

Coupelle et tasse, Inde, 18e siècle, émeraude, jade, or, rubis. Paris, musée du Louvre, R331R332. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Franck Raux
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09 janvier 2017

Coupe à vin, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), 18e siècle

Coupe à vin, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), 18e siècle. Emeraude, jade, or, rubis. Hauteur : 24 cm. Diamètre : 6 cm. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, donation Jean et Krishnâ Riboud, MA6809. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier

09 janvier 2017

Dague (khanjar) avec poignée à tête de cheval, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), 18e siècle

Dague (khanjar) avec poignée à tête de cheval, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), 18e siècle. Acier, jade, or, rubis. Hauteur : 35,8 cm. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, donation Jean et Krishnâ Riboud, MA6797. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
04 janvier 2017

An Indian ruby and diamond-set Hawking Ring

Lot 394. An Indian ruby and diamond-set Hawking Ring. Sold for £7,200 (€8,476). Photo Bonhams.  in the style of the Mughal/ Deccani 17th Century, the ring set with rubies, surmounted by a bird, its plumage set with diamonds and rubies, its ruby beak holding on to a pearl pendant, its breast engraved with repeat motif pattern and a band of pseudo inscription - the bird 6.5 cm. long Note: This ring can be compared with a drawing by William Burgess of a hawking ring reputed to have once belonged to Tipu Sultan,... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Padmasambhava, Tibet, 1400s

Padmasambhava, Tibet, 1400s. Bronze with silver, copper and turquoise inlay, height: 8.625 in, 21.91 cm; width: 5.25 in, 13.33 cm; diameter: 4 in, 10.16 cm. Gift of Mrs. Florence J. Ruest in memory of her son, Mr. Ralph W. Jacobs, 1980.57 © Denver Art Museum Padmasambhava means “lotus-born” and refers to the legend that he was found on a lotus in a lake in Northwest India. He is greatly revered in Tibet as a founder of the Nyingma (Red Hat) order of Buddhism and the country’s first monastery, Samye. He sits here in his... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2017

Lord of the Faith-Guarding Deities (Mahakala), Tibet, 1700s

Lord of the Faith-Guarding Deities (Mahakala), Tibet, 1700s. Brass, height: 14 in, 35.56 cm; width: 4.875 in, 12.38 cm; depth: 12.25 in, 31.11 cm. Walter C. Mead Collection, 1933.14 © Denver Art Museum Mahakala, the Great Black One, is the most popular of the protectors of Tibetan Buddhism, and is often found at the inner entrance of a temple or at his own special shrine.  Here he appears in his six-armed manifestation, clothed in an elephant hide and a tiger pelt, trampling the prone elephant-headed figure of Ganesha. ... [Lire la suite]