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  • Thumbnail for Indian Text Written on Palm Leaves entitled: Rahasya (Mystery) (leaves spread out)
    Indian Text Written on Palm Leaves entitled: Rahasya (Mystery) (leaves spread out)

    Width: 37 cm. Material: wood and green palm leaves; housed in a silk-covered hammered metal cylinder Date of text, 18th century; container possibly Chinese made later to house this document. This Sanskrit text is entitled “Rahasya†or Mystery and it is ascribed to Brahma. The Mystery contains religious legends. The Mystery is written on palm leaves in Grantham characters. The palm leaves were allowed to yellow to make the written characters more visible.

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    Mughal miniature painting - Portrait by Unknown

    Paint on ivory, 3-1/2 (L) x 1-3/4 (W) inches. Portrait painted on an ivory oval with ivory filigree framework.(following are additional Notes) The object has many colors- brown, red, green, white, blue.

  • Thumbnail for Mughal miniature painting - Standing Man Holding a Rose
    Mughal miniature painting - Standing Man Holding a Rose by Unknown

    Paint on ivory, 5-1/2 (L) x 3-3/8 (W) inches. Full-lenth firgure of a Mughal prince with turban, holding a rose in his left hand; sheathed sword in his right hand; polychrome and gilding, painted on ivory. The prince is wearing a outer garment of brown with pink, green and white flowers over long white garment with stripped red and orange trousers and brown shoes with red designs; behind him is a floral dark blue floor, white geometric/ floral window and outside of the window are tall long green trees.

  • Thumbnail for Bearded Holy Man on Tiger Skin Rug
    Bearded Holy Man on Tiger Skin Rug by Unknown

    Paint on paper; 8 3/16 x 6 inches.

  • Thumbnail for Spouted Ewer with Banded Leaf Decoration
    Spouted Ewer with Banded Leaf Decoration

    Indo-Islamic culture; Copper metal alloy, 9.5†x 7.5â€

  • Thumbnail for Mughal (miniature painting) Portrait of a Seated Old Man with a White Beard
    Mughal (miniature painting) Portrait of a Seated Old Man with a White Beard by Unknown

    Paint on ivory, 3-1/2 (L) x 1-3/4 (W) inches. Framed, painted on ivory with gildng and polychrome. Mughal prince wearing gilt headdress and robes. Prince is seated with his left arm resting on the chair's arm while his hand is near his long necklaces hanging around his neck; in the background is a gold curtain hanging on his right side with a floral design of multi colors behind him with some white geometric shapes.

  • Thumbnail for Indian Text Written on Palm Leaves entitled: Rahasya (Mystery) (leaves in tube)
    Indian Text Written on Palm Leaves entitled: Rahasya (Mystery) (leaves in tube)

    Width: 37 cm. Material: wood and green palm leaves; housed in a silk-covered hammered metal cylinder Date of text, 18th century; container possibly Chinese-made later to house this document. This Sanskrit text is entitled “Rahasya†or Mystery and it is ascribed to Brahma. The Mystery contains religious legends. The Mystery is written on palm leaves in Grantham characters. The palm leaves were allowed to yellow to make the written characters more visible.

  • Thumbnail for Virhani
    Virhani

    From Mewar (Rajastan); ink and opaque color on paper; 8 3/4in. x 71/2in. (21.8cm. x 19.8cm.) This lyrical composition is a representation of the unhappy love of the heroine, Radha, suffering the absence of her lover. Painted in the conservative Indian style, this image shows little artistic awareness and contact with the Mughal School of painting.

  • Thumbnail for Mughal miniature painting - Man with White Beard and white Plumed Hat
    Mughal miniature painting - Man with White Beard and white Plumed Hat by Unknown

    Paint on ivory, 4-3/4 (L) x 3 (W) inches. Portrait of a prince wearing an elaborate turban of blue, brown, red and green with a floral design and white plum in front; brown fur is wrapped around his neck and hanging down on his cranberry garment which is covered with jewelry; four corners of the ivory have a floral motif while the portrait is enclosed in a oval wavy grey background.