Syamakantha Fighting a Tiger. 19th century, Calcutta. // In India, art is an integral part of daily life. The importance of paintings, sculpture, textiles and other art forms comprises two basic categories, one related to religious practices and the other to the expression of prestige and social position.

Syamakantha Fighting a Tiger (detail), century, Calcutta) On view at Peabody Essex Museum.

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Rajput Princess

Rajput Princess - Reprints of Miniature Paintings (Reprint on Paper - Unframed)

Mughal Miniature Painting Depicting a Lady Standing by a Tree in Blossom

The mughal paintings, colors, styles is the inspiration behind our mughal collection.

Three Girls, by Amrita Sher-Gil who died at 28, called the Indian Frida Kahlo

The Indian Frida Kahlo

Three Girls ~ Amrita Sher-Gil [an eminent Indian painter born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian-Jewish mother, sometimes known as India's Frida Kahlo]

"Prince on a Brown Horse," Mogul miniature painting, eighteenth century

"Prince on a Brown Horse," Mogul miniature painting, eighteenth century. Mogul emporers employed large numbers of painters who became known for their depictions of humans and animals in a naturalistic style. © The Burstein Collection/Corbis

lllustration from a Ragamala Series: "Gujari Ragini" says label, but resembles Todi.. A maiden playing a vina with a gazelle before her, trees on either side and birds in flight above. An inscription in Takri on the reverse.. circa 1720. India, Kulu Bahu

lllustration from a Ragamala Series: "Gujari Ragini" says label, but resembles Todi. A maiden playing a vina with a gazelle before her, trees on either side and birds in flight above. An inscription in Takri on the reverse.

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