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

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A Sun-bearing Peri Rides a Composite Lion Mughal, Kashmir, probably third quarter of the eighteenth century. Astrology was an important part of Islamic culture; this miniature actually represents Sol in Leo, the conjunction of the sun with the constellation Leo. What is unusual, however, is that the lion is a composite drawing, or symplegma, made up of many intertwined animals, human beings, and monsters. 

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A Sun-bearing Peri Rides a Composite Lion
Mughal, Kashmir, probably third quarter of the eighteenth century.

Astrology was an important part of Islamic culture; this miniature actually represents Sol in Leo, the conjunction of the sun with the constellation Leo. What is unusual, however, is that the lion is a composite drawing, or symplegma, made up of many intertwined animals, human beings, and monsters. 

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Horse composed of people, 17th c., Mughal/Deccan school, Golconda. (Source)

Horse composed of people, 17th c., Mughal/Deccan school, Golconda. (Source)

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Oil lamp finial in the form of the Kinnara, Central Java. Circa 9th/early 10th century. Bronze. Length: 25 cm

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Oil lamp finial in the form of the Kinnara, Central Java. Circa 9th/early 10th century. Bronze. Length: 25 cm

Navagunjara. Ganjifa playing card from Raghurajpur, Orissa. Via IGNCA 

Navagunjara. Ganjifa playing card from Raghurajpur, Orissa. Via IGNCA 

Composite animals on Ganjifa playing cards from Nirmal, Andhra Pradesh, India. 19th century. Others from the set.

A gallery of hybrid animals by Sukumar Ray, Bengali nonsense poet, c. 1923. Via

A gallery of hybrid animals by Sukumar Ray, Bengali nonsense poet, c. 1923. Via

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Book of IconographyNepal, Himalayas1575-1600

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Book of Iconography
Nepal, Himalayas
1575-1600

Mythical peacock with a woman’s head, c. 1750 (via thesandiegomuseumofartcollection)

Mythical peacock with a woman’s head, c. 1750 (via thesandiegomuseumofartcollection)

Composite Elephant, Bijapur, 1620-1630 (via tektrader49)

Composite Elephant, Bijapur, 1620-1630 (via tektrader49)

Kaniyajee and the Gopees, (‘From an Original Hindoo Painting’), by Fanny Parks, Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque (1850).

Kaniyajee and the Gopees, (‘From an Original Hindoo Painting’), by Fanny Parks, Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque (1850).

(Source: sisterwolf, via caribbranstudporker)

Composite elephant, early 17th century. India, Deccan, probably Golconda. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Via metmuseum.org

Composite elephant, early 17th century. India, Deccan, probably Golconda. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Via metmuseum.org

Composite elephant, painted by the ‘Kota Master’, circa 1730. From the collection of Stuart Cary Welch. Via visionlab.harvard.edu.

Composite elephant, painted by the ‘Kota Master’, circa 1730. From the collection of Stuart Cary Welch. Via visionlab.harvard.edu.


Man riding composite elephant— Murshidabad— Bengal— 18th-cent

Man riding composite elephant— Murshidabad— Bengal— 18th-cent

(Source: lamppostinterview, via yajifun)

Illuminated Manuscript, Album of Persian and Indian calligraphy, miniatures, and prints, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.670, fol.13b (by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts)

Illuminated Manuscript, Album of Persian and Indian calligraphy, miniatures, and prints, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.670, fol.13b (by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts)