16 juillet 2019

Shah Jahan presents jewels to a princess, Delhi, India, 18th century

Lot 385. Shah Jahan presents jewels to a princess, Delhi, India, 18th century. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, on floral illuminated album leaf within gold illuminated borders, the reverse with a calligraphic panel with two lines of Persian poetry in nasta'liq. Painting 9 ¼ x 6 7/8 ins. (23.5 x 17.4 cm.); folio 20 ¾ x 14 ¾ ins. (52.5 x 37.5 cm.); calligraphic panel 10 ¾ x 6 7/8 ins. (27.2 x 17.7 cm.). Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. Christie's... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2019

The procession of the Emperor Akbar Shah II through Delhi, Delhi, India, circa 1825

Lot 146. The procession of the Emperor Akbar Shah II through Delhi, Delhi, India, circa 1825; 75 x 6 3/8 ins. (190.5 x 16.3 cm. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 131,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Opaque pigments and gold on paper, the various participants in the procession identified below in nasta'liq in ink with English pencil translations, plain cream back, constructed from three sheets of paper. Exhibited: Château de Fontainebleau,... [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 février 2016

Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery at TEFAF Maastrich 2016

Turban ornament, Turra, Delhi, 18th century. Gold, diamonds old mine cut in the middle, other old style brilliant cuts, rose cuts and flat. Length 9.5 cm (bird with tail). Diameter diamond-set rosette 4 cm. Weight 55 gr. © Van Gelder Traditional Indian Folk Jewellery Literature: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, pp. 126-127 Exhibitions: Antwerp, Provinciaal Diamant Museum Antwerpen, A Kaleidoscope of Colours, Indian Mughal Jewels from the 18th and 19th... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2015

Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia, Recent Acquisitions at Asia Week New York 2015

  Bust of Bodhisattva. Dark Blue Schist with Polish, Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd century. Height: 9 1/2 in. (23.8 cm). Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asia Week New York 2015 Head of Buddha. Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd century. Grey schist. Height: 7 inches (17.5 cm). Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asia Week New York 2015  A Fraser Album Page: Noblemen and Dervishes Enjoying Music. Opaque Watercolor Heightened with Gold on Paper. India, Delhi, circa 1800.... [Lire la suite]