Tag Archives: Antiquities

Pomegranate: The Fruit of Paradise

Ipshita Sen of Saffronart explores some of the mysticism attached to the ruby fruit. New York: The pomegranate is very often associated with the term “ Fruit of Paradise” or “The Fruit of the Underworld”, or more simply, “The Seeded … Continue reading

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Wynyard Wilkinson on ‘Silver from the Indian Sub-Continent 1858-1947’ at Saffronart

Emily Jane Cushing shares a note on a talk given by Wynyard Wilkinson at Saffronart in London London: On Wednesday 15 May, before the preview of the new Saffronart exhibition ‘Silver From the Indian Sub-Continent 1858-1947’ author and Antique silver specialist … Continue reading

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The Jina Parsvanatha Sculpture: A Study in Symbolism

Josheen Oberoi briefly explores the signs and meanings embedded in ancient Indian Jina sculptures New York: Jainism, one of the oldest faiths in India, is defined by its commitment to non-violence and a self-directed effort to attain enlightenment. The ‘Supreme … Continue reading

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The TAPI Collection of Indian Textiles: An Interview with Shilpa Shah

In conjunction with Saffronart’s Auction of Carpets, Rugs & Textiles and the collection Woven in Kashmir on The Story by Saffronart, Nishad Avari of Saffronart speaks with textile collector Shilpa Shah about the TAPI collection of Indian textiles, one of the finest … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia – Part V

Josheen Oberoi of Saffronart explores the stunning new galleries of Islamic art at the Met, a few centuries at a time. New York: This is the last in a series of posts that came out of my visit to the Islamic … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia – Part IV

Josheen Oberoi of Saffronart explores the stunning new galleries of Islamic art at the Met, a few centuries at a time. New York: Last month I had started posting about the Islamic Art collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia – Part III

Josheen Oberoi of Saffronart explores the stunning new galleries of Islamic art at the Met, a few centuries at a time. New York: For the last two weeks, I have been posting about the Islamic Art collection of the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia – Part II

Josheen Oberoi explores the stunning new galleries of Islamic art at the Met, a few centuries at a time. New York: The Islamic Art collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York was opened to the public after … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia – Part I

Josheen Oberoi explores the stunning new galleries of Islamic art at the Met, a few centuries at a time. New York: It would be fair to warn visitors of a possible sensory overload when they visit the galleries presenting the … Continue reading

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Ragamala Paintings: Poetry, Passion, Song

Elisabetta Marabotto of Saffronart on an exciting new exhibit at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. London: There are 24 works on display from the collection of the Italian-born Claudio Moscatelli. The collector started his collection after realizing similarities and parallels between … Continue reading

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