Miniature from a concertina-form album of miniatures and calligraphy (Muraqqa’), Persia, 16th-19th century.

A Rare Concertina-form Album of Miniatures and Calligraphy (Muraqqa’), Persia…

Sultan Abdullah Qutb Shah of Golconda. Deccan, circa 1640. Opaque pigments with gold on paper. 19.1 x 8.7 cm.

Sultan Abdullah Qutb Shah of Golconda. Deccan, India, ca. Opaque pigments with gold on paper.

Stalling Elephant, Deccan, mid 17th century. Ink, gold and watercolor on paper; decorated with complex marbling.

Anonymous (India) Title Stalling Elephant Date between 1633 and 1667 Medium ink, gold and watercolor on paper Dimensions × cm

A Shrike, Persia or India, 18th century.

An Illuminated Album Page: A Drawing of a Shrike, Persia or India, Century

Watercolor portrait of an unknown woman. Date unknown. Private collection of Bahman Bayani.  Courtesy of Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran.

Watercolor Portrait of an Unknown Woman Painting Qajar Period, Persia Date unknown. Materials and technique: watercolor Private collection of Bahman Bayani

Adjâ'ib al-Makhluqat wa al gharâ'ib mawdjûdât The wonders of creation and sights of existing things. Treaty of cosmography and natural history of Qazwini Author Qazwini, Zakariyya ibn Muhammad ibn al Maḥmūd (1203-1283) Date: 1199 - 1298

Adjâ'ib al-Makhluqat wa al gharâ'ib mawdjûdât The wonders of creation and sights of existing things. Treaty of cosmography and natural history of Qazwini Author Qazwini, Zakariyya ibn Muhammad ibn al Maḥmūd Date: 1199 - 1298

The Goddess Ganga, Kalighat; 19th century black ink, color and silver paint, and graphite underdrawing on paper, Secondary Support - h:53.00 w:35.60 cm (h:20 13/16 w:14 inches) Painting only - h:45.10 w:27.60 cm (h:17 3/4 w:10 13/16 inches). Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.158 | Cleveland Museum of Art

The Goddess Ganga, Kalighat; 19th century black ink, color and silver paint, and graphite underdrawing on paper, Secondary Support - h:53.00 w:35.60 cm (h:20 13/16 w:14 inches) Painting only - h:45.10 w:27.60 cm (h:17 3/4 w:10 13/16 inches). Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.158 | Cleveland Museum of Art

An illustration from a Ragamala series: Todi Ragini of Dipak, two ladies spinning, Arki, Baghal, circa 1700; gouache heightened with gold on paper, laid down on stout paper.

An illustration from a Ragamala series: Todi Ragini of Dipak, two ladies spinning, Arki, Baghal, circa Very unusual iconography for Todi.

Keshavdas, Self-portrait, ca. 1570. Delhi Mughal Court painter. Keshav Das’s receptivity to European art went beyond that of his contemporaries; he explored the tonal modeling of musculature in new ways and brought an innovative approach to landscape, especially the creation of middle and far distance through the subtle use of perspective and atmospheric effects.

Keshavdas, Self-portrait, circa 1570 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). Keshavdas is primarily known as Sanskrit scholar and Hindi poet.

Spinner, Murshidabad, India, ca.1830.

One of sixty-three paintings depicting occupations, festivals and ships. (Painting)

One of sixty-three paintings depicting occupations, festivals and ships…

Mahout riding elephant, 17th century Mughal, Large Clive Album; ink, watercolour and gold on paper.

Fine Art Print of A Mahout riding an Elephant, from the Large Clive Album by Mughal School

Kalighat collection: Sita with Lava. Watercolour on paper. Circa 3rd quarter 19th century. 25.5 x 21.6cm

Goddess Sita and her son. Kalighat style, c. this is a depiction of women being the caretakers in the Ramayana society. Which were the women primary role.

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