Indian wedding palanquin for a bride. Made of a hardwood, possibly padauk, carved with florets and accented with iron details. The domed roof is constructed with a latticework. Doors and window openings are carved to mimic the architecture of a garden courtyard adding to the overall feminine quality of the palanquin.
Palanquins were the most popular means of transportation in British India prior to the introduction of horse-drawn vehicles and the railroad. The bridal palanquin is... Click for details
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Indian Schist Stele Panel with Vishnu and Laksmi
Antique Indian Grey Schist Stone Stele Carving of Lord Vishnu and Consort Laksmi. Beautifully rendered in bas relief. Dieties in various poses.
Size: 15.25"L x 13.25"H x 4"D
Stand overall 17"L x 4"H x 7"D
Date: 10-11th century
Antique Map of British India 1867
Map of British India c1867, labeled Johnson's Hindoostan & Father India, Published by A J Johnson, New York, hand colored, steel engraved.
Seattle Collection Date 1867 Size H 18" x W 26 1/2"
Antique India Hardwood Carving of a Mythical Bird
Antique India hardwood carving of a mythical bird with a hooked beak, hardhat head, pinecone body and tail feathers pointed down. Xanabu Collection Dates 19th/20th Century Size H 18 1/2" x W 17" x D 9"
Indian Miniature Mewar Painting of Maharaja on White Horse
Antique Indian miniature painting of a Maharaja on horseback with attendant and flywhisk, drawing in ink and sepia tones with gold highlights. Rank of rider shown by jewelry worn and on red footed white horse. Long pleated white clothing. Horse rearing up, rider sitting effortlessly and regally. Condition toned and worn.
Provenance from Los Angeles estate
Age: mid 1800s
Size: 8 1/8" High 6 1/4" Wide
Indian Navaratna Painting of Goddess Shailaputri
Indian painting of the goddess Shailaputri, in unique Navaratna style of painting from 1930s, when Indian was emerging with its own unique style of painting. Gouache delicately painted and encoded with symbols of Hindu spiritual meaning. Crescent moon is on her forehead with halo around her head. She is holding a trident and has three eyes in her forehead representing waking, dreaming and sleeping states of mind. Atmospheric and masterfully moody painting. Similar in painting style to... Click for details
Early 18th Century Indian Wood Stele of Indra and Consort
Indian Wood Stele of Indra and Consort seated in 'royal ease' on lotus throne under the crest of the flaming Kirtimukha lion-torso figure with arms outstretched. Wondrously carved, standing attendants at each side. Worn with devotional usage. Traces of old pigment.
Pair of recumbant elephants and diety at base.
Handley Collection, purchased Sotheby's March 1988
Size: 23"H x 13" W x 5" D
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17th C. Indian Stone Bust of Brahma
Indian stone bust of Brahma with three heads, Central India. Crowned headdress with raiment of a royal being. Light grey stone, benevolent countenance.
Brahma known as the creator god in Hinduism. He is also a consort of Saraswati and he is the father of Four Kumaras, Narada, Daksha, Marich, along with many more.
Several Puranas describe him as emerging from a lotus, connected to the navel of Lord Vishnu. Other Puranas suggest that he is born from Shiva or his aspects, or... Click for details
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Indian Yoni Lingam Ceremonial Vessel
Indian Himalayan Copper Yoni Lingam ceremonial vessel for Holy water, Dates from the 17th - 18th century. Forged from hand hammered copper, a tier-shaped vessel with a navel on the interior. Placed on stand, the vessel has a dramatic sculptural presence with a patina showing its use and age. The Yoni (vulva) is the symbol of the Hindu God Shakti.
Dates 17th-18th Century
Size H 16" x W 8" x D 2.5" without base
Ancient India Stone Sculpture Doorway Fret
An 11th Century stone sculpture used as a doorway fret. Images of female dieties In the relief sculpture, chief image is a female holding a petaled flower and surrounded by other gods. Narasimha (Sanskrit: Narasiṃha, man-lion) is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, one who incarnates in the form of part lion and part man to destroy evil and end religious persecution and calamity on Earth, thereby restoring Dharma.