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Lord Khandoba’s Sculpture

Lord Khandoba is a folk deity worshiped especially in the Indian Deccan. The sculpture pictured below features him seated in an upright position on a horseback holding a sword in one hand and shield in the other whereas the horse is stationed in passant position on a rectangular low base. The sculpture belongs to the late 18th century or early 19th century A.D.  It is made using a mixture of brass and bronze which over the years has developed a brown film over the surface.

Despite being a miniature sculpture, the details aren’t spared, each element is finely emphasized. You can know more about our artifacts collection from http://www.thegreateasternhome.com.

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18th century Sculpture of Lord Shiva and Parvati

Wood has been an excellent medium for artists in India right from the start. Throughout the history of Indian art, wood carvings seems to be the most luxurious kind of art. Well-known example of wooden sculptures can be that of the Hindu temples in ancient period which were marvelously decorated with doors, ceilings and various fittings carved in teak and other kinds of wood. These carvings were marked with typical patterns of extreme richness and minute elaboration. In India, idols of god, goddesses and demigods are the most preferred themes through this presentation.

Seen here is the sculpture of the four armed Lord Shiva with his wife, Parvati, seated on the Nandi. The background is decorated with a round shaped prabhavali. It is an 18th century sculpture in wood, sculpted in South Indian style. The southern parts of India are known for their wooden sculptures and toys as they display intricate carvings with meticulous finishing. You can always reach us at www.thegreateasternhome.com to know about pieces that intrigue you as that is something that cannot be subdued!18th century Sculpture of Lord Shiva and Parvati

18th century Pichhwai painting

Indian paintings provide an aesthetic canvas that extends from early civilization to the present day. From being essentially religious in purpose, in the beginning, Indian paintings have evolved over the years to become a fusion of various cultures and traditions. Pichhwai, a very ancient form of art passed down the generations, are intricate paintings which portray Lord Krishna. These paintings, commonly found rendered on cloth, show Krishna in different moods, body postures and attire. They can still be found in the holy town of Nathdwara in Rajasthan. The purpose of Pichhwais, other than the artistic appeal, is to narrate the tales of Krishna to simple folk.

The Great Eastern Home has an 18th century old Pichhwai painting where Lord Krishna is playing the flute and is flanked by several cows and gopas from both his sides. The painting is framed with a floral scroll border. You will be so spellbound by it, even the damage caused by time may just go unseen.

You should come visit us as soon as you can, because Pichhwai paitings are quickly snapped up by collectors. Plan your visit at http://www.thegreateasternhome.com.

PICHHWAI PAINTING 72 dpi