Indian Traditional Paintings
Jahangir with a Lady By a Hyderabad artist, circa 1760 A.D.A prince apparently modelled on the Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-27) is seated on a terrace in close embrace with a lady. He seems to have just given her a heavy gold chain which she is passing unseen by him to her duenna.
Folio from a Dasvatara series: Matsya Avatara. Late Mughal style at Delhi, c. 1800. Vishnu as half man half fish. Seen emerging from fish’s mouth, carrying mace, (unusually flaming) discus and holding a lotus flower. He grabs the hair of demon Shankhasura who stole the four Vedas (ancient sacred Hindu texts) and absconded with them to the sea bed - the asura is about to be pulled by his hair from the safety of an enormous conch shell in which he has been hiding with the sacred booty.~P Blohm
Chandravimba Ragaputra: Page from a Dispersed "Boston" Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes). Date: ca. 1760. Culture: India (Rajasthan, Kotah or Bundi). Krishna, seated on a lotus throne, is being fanned by an attendant. He holds a lute in his lap and reaches toward a crane with his left hand,