02 août 2019

A calligraphic album page, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 75. A calligraphic album page, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1700. Gold and color on paper, black leaf with dense gold flowering vine, backed on cream card with three Mughal seal impressions. Folio 8 5/8 x 6 ¼ ins. (21.7 x 15.7 cm). Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Note: A very similar leaf was sold in these Rooms 12 September 2012, lot 612, with further leaves from the same album forming lots 610 and 611 in... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2018

A Mughal nobleman riding through a landscape holding a hawk, India, Deccan, Bijapur, circa 1660-80

Lot 86. A Mughal nobleman riding through a landscape holding a hawk, India, Deccan, Bijapur, circa 1660-80, gouache and gold on paper, depicting a mounted nobleman holding a hawk on his right hand, a retinue with elephant following, within a landscape, inscription to the reverse; 18.4 by 27.4cm. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. Note: This is an important and rare equestrian portrait painted at Bijapur during the third quarter of the seventeenth century. It is close... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2017

Prince Murad Bakhsh, probably Aurangabad or Bijapur, Central India, circa 1650

Lot 131. Prince Murad Bakhsh, probably Aurangabad or Bijapur, Central India, circa 1650. Estimate £30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the elegant prince is depicted in a window wearing a colourful turban set with a large jewelled turra with a curved feather, in his hand he holds a series of three jewels, embroidered gold textiles frame the window, minor creases to the folio, 11½ x 8¼in. (29.2 x 20.8cm). ... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2015

Oliver Hoare opens exhibition dedicated to objects and works of art from the past 5,000 years

Gandhara grey schist head of the Buddha, Afghanistan, 3rd century AD. Size: 36 cm high. Photo: Oliver Hoare Ltd. LONDON.- Oliver Hoare presents Every Object Tells a Story, a public exhibition that will take place from 6 May to 26 June 2015 at 33 Fitzroy Square, London. The exhibition will present an eclectic selection of over 250 objects primarily chosen on the basis of their historical fascination and interesting backstories, and will include relics from all round the world representing many notable names,... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2015

"Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 20

Sultan ‘Ali ‘Adil Shah II Slays a Tiger. Attributed to the Bombay Painter (probably Abdul Hamid Naqqash), Bijapur, ca. 1660. Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and probably lapis-lazuli pigment on paper, 8½ × 12⅜ in. (21.5 × 31.5 cm). The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Lent by Howard Hodgkin. NEW YORK - The Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a succession of highly cultured Muslim kingdoms with a rich artistic heritage. Under their patronage in the 16th and 17th centuries, foreign influences—notably from Iran, Turkey,... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2013

"Yoga: The Art of Transformation" opens at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Jina. ca. 1160. India, Rajasthan, probably vicinity of Mount Abu. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund, 2000.98 © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts WASHINGTON, DC.- “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” the first exhibi­tion about the visual history of yoga, opens Oct. 19 at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and explores yoga's rich diversity and historical transformations during the past 2,000 years.  On view through Jan. 26, 2014, “The Art of Transformation” examines yoga’s... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2013

Sotheby's London Arts of the Islamic World Sale presents an exceptional range of works

Model of the Dome of the Rock, Dr Conrad Schick, Jerusalem 1872-3. Estimate: £250,000-£300,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London announced that its Arts of the Islamic World sale on 24th April 2013 will bring to the market one of the strongest ever offerings of paintings, manuscripts, textiles, ceramics and weapons, spanning thirteen centuries of Islamic history. Many of the works in the sale are of museum quality and have rarely or never before been seen at auction. Highlights of the sale include a unique, intricately... [Lire la suite]