Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gajendra Moksha

Mid 18th century.
Depicts Lord Vishnu rescuing the king of the elephants, Gajendra, from a crocodile. In his previous life, Gajendra had been a great king who failed to greet a visiting sage with respect. The sage cursed him to be reborn as an elephant because he sat heavily on his throne rather than rising to honour the sage. 
Garuda, the vehicle of Shri Vishnu, flies overhead.

Wedding of Shiva

Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Shri ShivaParvati


Friday, July 29, 2011

Lady with Peacocks

Victoria & Albert Museum

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Two Women Riding

Bodleian Library Collection

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cup of Tea?


Monday, July 11, 2011

Enshrined Deity

Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Water from a Well

detail, a woman offering water from a well to a prince on a hunting expedition.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gunakali Ragini

Source: Forge Lynch
Illustration to a Ragamala series, by a Mughal artist, circa 1750-60.
27.5 by 21 cm., 10¾ by 8¼ in. page; 11.8 by 7.8 cm., 4 5/8 by 3 in. miniature

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011


detail, Rajah Madho