Wednesday, August 31, 2011


A prince or nobleman visiting a holy man.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shri Ganesha

Himachal Pradesh, Chamba, circa 1800

Friday, August 26, 2011

Looking at Paintings

Usha Looking at Portraits. Kangra, early 19th century, Victoria & Albert Museum.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Flower Beds


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Radha Krishna

Detail, Krishna and Radha with Milkmaids, Rajasthan, Kota.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Evening Concert

Details from a Mughal Painting

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Shrinathji is a form of Lord Krishna manifest as a child with dark complexion. He is shown with one arm raised to represent His lifting of the Govardhan hill to act as a shelter for the protection of his devotees.
The principal shrine of Shrinathji is situated at the temple town of Nathdwara, near Udaipur, Rajasthan. 
Nath means 'lord', 'protector' or 'refuge'. Shri and ji are honorific terms added to the names of deities or highly respected people.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

More Elephants

Victoria & Albert Museum, Emperor Akbar inspecting a wild elephant, from Akbar, Emperor of India.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011



Victoria & Albert Museum, Two Girls joining hands and performing a Kathak Dance. Tempera. India, Mughal period, c.1675

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jahangir Hunting with a Falcon

Bodleian Library Collection

Monday, August 8, 2011

Adoration of the Goddess

Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and two other divine beings pay homage to the Goddess, perhaps in the form of Parvati, living as an ascetic in the wilderness, accompanied by a deer.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gitagovinda Series

Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Tuesday, August 2, 2011