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South Asian / Indian Art, Illustration, Graphic Design & Typography. Formerly at eyeburfi.tumblr.com. Twitter: @eyeburfi.

ANGADA STRIKES DOWN DEVANTAKA WITH A TUSK TORN FROM MAHODARA’S ELEPHANT. FOLIO FROM THE RAMAYANA OF VALMIKI (THE FREER RAMAYANA), VOL. 2, FOLIO 227. late 16th century Shyam Sundar , (Indian, Mughal dynasty)

ANGADA STRIKES DOWN DEVANTAKA WITH A TUSK TORN FROM MAHODARA’S ELEPHANT. FOLIO FROM THE RAMAYANA OF VALMIKI (THE FREER RAMAYANA), VOL. 2, FOLIO 227. late 16th century Shyam Sundar , (Indian, Mughal dynasty)

Rama and Laksmana Confront the Demons Marica and Subahu. :Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 1, folio 38; 1597-1605, Mohan , (Indian, Mughal dynasty)
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Rama and Laksmana Confront the Demons Marica and Subahu. :Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 1, folio 38; 1597-1605, Mohan , (Indian, Mughal dynasty)

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Kumbhakarna yawns as he is roused from sleep. Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 2, folio 208 1597-1605. Nadir (Bihhud) , (Indian, Mughal dynasty, Northern India) Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper 

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Kumbhakarna yawns as he is roused from sleep. Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 2, folio 208 1597-1605. Nadir (Bihhud) , (Indian, Mughal dynasty, Northern India) Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper 
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deafmuslimpunx:

Indian-Islamic art from the Mughal empire:
“Arjuna humbles Ravana,” 1597-1605.
Taken from Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 2, Folio 301. Written by Abu’l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1552-1602)

deafmuslimpunx:

Indian-Islamic art from the Mughal empire:

“Arjuna humbles Ravana,” 1597-1605.

Taken from Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 2, Folio 301. Written by Abu’l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1552-1602)

(Source: badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista, via mucholderthen)

Rama strikes down Khara with an arrow. Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana): 
1597-1605, Qasim , (Mughal, Northern India)
Source: Wikipedia

Rama strikes down Khara with an arrow. Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana): 

1597-1605, Qasim , (Mughal, Northern India)

Source: Wikipedia

basava:

Illustrations from the ‘Freer Ramayana’: a (Mughal) Persian translation of the Ramayana, 1597-1605. (Source)

(Source: acaryadasa)

Two Studies of a Tiger, Mughal, c. 1570-80, Source: Cawdell Douglas

Two Studies of a Tiger, Mughal, c. 1570-80, Source: Cawdell Douglas

decadentiacoprofaga:

wineofwizardry:

The Book of Wonders of the Age

St Andrews ms32(o). Source and more about it.

The manuscript is actually incomplete parts of 2 works, bound together, the first being an abbreviated section of Haiyat al-Haiyawan حَياةالْحَيوانالكُبرىor Lives of the Animals, by Muhammad Ibn Musa Kamal Ad-din Al-Damiri (1341-1405). It is a compilation of works by many authors on the 931 animals mentioned in the Qur’an, including folklore, proverbs, lawfulness of hunting and eating, medical uses and meaning of names, the interpretation of dreams about each animal, and often a quirky miniature painting of one or many of the creatures in question.(…)

The second part of the manuscript consists of extravagantly illustrated extracts from the ‘Wonders of the Seven Seas’ section of ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing) by Abu Yahya Zakariya ibn Muhammad ibn Mahmud-al-Qazwini (ca. 1203-1283 CE), known as al-Qazwini. This cosmography was originally written in Arabic but often translated into Persian and Turkish and numerous manuscripts survive. The complete work deals with the heavenly sphere, combining astrology with astronomy; then the earthly sphere and the 4 elements that make it up. (…)

Although the manuscript is in Persian, it was created and illustrated in India, probably in the 18th century – it bears no date or names of the copyist or artist.

(Source: the-seraphic-book-of-eloy)

leradr:

Himalayan Hell

Men falling from rearing horses. Pahari, style of Nainsukh; mid 18th century. From Stages of Depiction: Indian Drawings, 17th-19th Centuries, Hurst Gallery  

Men falling from rearing horses. Pahari, style of Nainsukh; mid 18th century. From Stages of Depiction: Indian Drawings, 17th-19th Centuries, Hurst Gallery  

animus-inviolabilis:

The Goddess Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, Mahishaca. 1760India (Rajasthan, Mewar)
Durga has already cut off Mahisha’s buffalo head and is shown bearing down on his human form, which emerges from the bleeding neck.

animus-inviolabilis:

The Goddess Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, Mahisha
ca. 1760
India (Rajasthan, Mewar)

Durga has already cut off Mahisha’s buffalo head and is shown bearing down on his human form, which emerges from the bleeding neck.

latticelight:
Krishna Quelling the Serpent King Kaliya India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, circa 1775-1800. Ink and opaque watercolor on paper.

latticelight:

Krishna Quelling the Serpent King Kaliya India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, circa 1775-1800. Ink and opaque watercolor on paper.
Descent of the Holy Family from Mount Kailasa. India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler or Mandi, attributed to Sajnu, circa 1810-20. Source: Christie’s

Descent of the Holy Family from Mount KailasaIndia, Himachal Pradesh, Guler or Mandi, attributed to Sajnu, circa 1810-20. Source: Christie’s

The Holy Family. c 1780-1800  Pahari, Kangra or Garhwal. Source: Art Gallery NSW
Shiva swaying to the music played by his wife Parvati, and his elephant-headed son, Ganesha.  Shiva’s multi-headed son, Kartikeya, his bull mount, Nandi, Ganesha’s rat mount and Kartikeya’s peacock mount are also seen.

The Holy Family. c 1780-1800  Pahari, Kangra or Garhwal. Source: Art Gallery NSW

Shiva swaying to the music played by his wife Parvati, and his elephant-headed son, Ganesha.  Shiva’s multi-headed son, Kartikeya, his bull mount, Nandi, Ganesha’s rat mount and Kartikeya’s peacock mount are also seen.

Shiva, Parvati and Family, Guler, c 1780. The holy family in a domestic scene, darning cloth and stringing a garland of skulls

Shiva, Parvati and Family, Guler, c 1780. The holy family in a domestic scene, darning cloth and stringing a garland of skulls

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