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.

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]
15 août 2016

Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow

Black Stork in a Landscape, ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow. Opaque watercolor on European paper. Painting: H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm) W. 29 3/4in. (75.6cm) Mat: H. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm) W. 27 in. (68.6 cm). Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000.266 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The distinctive white neck feathers, purple-streaked wings, and red-tinged beak identify this tall bird as a woolly-necked stork (Ciconia... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2016

A Syce (Groom) Holding Two Carriage Horses, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya (active 1830s–40s), ca. 1845, India

A Syce (Groom) Holding Two Carriage Horses, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya (active 1830s–40s), ca. 1845, India, Calcutta. Opaque watercolor on paper. H. 12 in. (30.5 cm) W. 20 in. (50.8 cm). Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 1994. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994.280 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many of the East India Company officers who commissioned paintings during the nineteenth century sought a visual record of... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2016

Great Indian Fruit Bat. Painting attributed to Bhawani Das or a follower, ca. 1777–82, India, Calcutta

Great Indian Fruit Bat. Painting attributed to Bhawani Das or a follower, ca. 1777–82, India, Calcutta. Pencil, ink, and opaque watercolor on paper. Painting: Ht. 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm) W. 32 3/4 in. (83.2 cm) Mat size: Ht. 27 1/4 in. (69.2 cm) W. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm). Purchase, Anonymous Gift, Cynthia Hazen Polsky Gift, Virginia G. LeCount Bequest, in memory of The LeCount Family, 2007 Benefit Fund, Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and Gift of Dr. Mortimer D.... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2016

A Common Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus), ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow

A Common Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus), ca. 1780, India, probably Lucknow. Opaque watercolor on paper. Painting: H. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm) W. 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm) Mat: H. 27 in. (68.6 cm) W. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm). Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 2004. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004.175 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Latin name for the nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus, translates as “goat sucker” and refers to the ancient myth that these... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2016

A Diamond and Pearl Pendant, India, 18th Century

A Diamond and Pearl Pendant, India, 18th Century. Photo courtesy Sue Ollemans Length: 5cm. Available at Sue Ollemans
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