19th c. Portable Shrine - Five panels of Indian Miniatures
A charming portable shrine of brass and gilding, which opens to five breath taking Indian miniature paintings decorated further with gold, basra pearls and gems . The panels feature Krishna and Arjun, Shiva and Parvati, Ganesh with Siddhi and Riddhi and Durga astride the tiger.
Due to its age and condition, the paper has been professionally conserved to the extent possible.
7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches
Indian Miniature of a Bejeweled Maharani 18th-19thc India
A bejeweled Maharani! This oil on ivory measures 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches. It dates to the late 18th to early 19th century and rests in a metal frame shielded by beveled glass, which is slightly chipped at the lower left as can be seen in the 2nd image.