An Illustrated Folio from the Garshaspnameh: Nariman Lassoes the Khaqan of Chin in Battle. Ascribed to Bishandas. India, Imperial Mughal, circa 1610. Image: 8 ¼ by 4 ¼ inches. Estimate $12/18,000. Photo: Sotheby's.
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…
"Sultan Sanjar and the Old Woman", Folio 17 from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Author:Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217) Calligrapher:Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536) Calligrapher: Mahmud Muzahhib Artist:Painting by Shaikh Zada Date:A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25 Geography: Herat Medium:Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions:Painting: H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) W. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
A Heroine Plucking a Flower: from a Nayikabheda Date: ca. 1660–80 Malwa. India. : Ink and opaque watercolor on paper 8 3/8 x 6 3/16"
Dipak Raga: Folio from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes), 1630–40. India (Madhya Pradesh, Ragugarh (?)). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1982 (1982.462.4) | This work is featured in “Ragamala Picturing Sound” on view through December 14, 2014.
Indian, Krishna slaying the horse demon, Keshi, c. 1640, Gujarat, India; opaque watercolour and silver paint on wasli paper. Felton Bequest, 1976 (AS25-1976).