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reference URL- http://jameelcentre.ashmolean.org/object/EA2005.88 A yogini in the forest, north India, c. 1620. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. A yogini or female ascetic who has retired to the forest to meditate, sits holding her prayer-beads by a stream. Her leopard skin seat signifies the true yogi’s conquest of the lower, animal self. Gouache on paper.  Page size: 22.4 x 15.2 cm; painting: 19.3 x 11.9 cm

Yogini in the Forest, India, Mughal, c. Gouache on paper

Svetamallara (Setmallar). Sitting on a wild animal skin, an ascetic holds two of his braids. The rainy season is evoked by the clouds in the sky and the cataka birds quench their thirst in the water: the legend says that they drink only rainwater. Comic heads are in the rocks, reminiscent of a Persian drawing tradition. The attitude of the ascetic both arms in the air perhaps evokes an exercise in mortification. Rajput, Provincial Mughal, 18th century.

Svetamallara (Setmallar). Sitting on a wild animal skin, an ascetic holds two of his braids. The rainy season is evoked by the clouds in the sky and the cataka birds quench their thirst in the water: the legend says that they drink only rainwater. Comic heads are in the rocks, reminiscent of a Persian drawing tradition. The attitude of the ascetic both arms in the air perhaps evokes an exercise in mortification. Rajput, Provincial Mughal, 18th century.

A Lady Going to Worship at a Lingam Shrine. Illustrated and illuminated album page, Gouache heightened with gold on paper, India, Mughal, ca. 1700

An illustrated and illuminated album page: a Lady Going to Worship at a Lingam Shrine, India, Mughal, circa 1700

Miniature persane de la première moitié du XVI siècle célébrant l'ascension du prophète Mohammed aux cieux, le Mi’raj.

En islam, la représentation de Dieu est interdite, non celle de son prophète

Picturing the Prophet. Nizami’s Khamsa (Five Poems), Tabriz, Iran, Muhammad’s ascent into heaven. According to tradition, the face of the Prophet Muhammad has been whitened out. The British Library Board.

Group of Women Meeting with a Yogi Mugal India, Lacknow, ca. 1750 Gouache heightened with gold on paper

Group of Women Meeting with a Yogi Mugal India, Lacknow, ca. 1750 Gouache heightened with gold on paper (via Columbia University)

BnF - Miniatures et peintures indiennes

BnF - Miniatures et peintures indiennes

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Arabe 5847 58v

Folio 58 Verso: maqama 21 Abu Zayd preaching, from Maqamat of al-Hariri BnF manuscript Arabe

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