The following list of vintage Indian prints are no longer available and have been sold to collectors and antique enthuasiasts.
PR 004 - ‘Sri Durga with Lion’ | 1920's Antique Goddess Durga Print in original wood frame. (Mulgaoker)
- Print Dimensions: 17.5" x 12.5"
- Details. Beautiful faded old print of the Goddess Durga. Durga, in this print, appears with a lion as opposed to a tiger which is the commonly depicted vehicle of Durga. Apart from the sari, Durga in this print appears to have more European elements than the typical “Indian” images of Durga usually seen all over the country (lack of highly decorative jewelry, vermillion etc). This is because this print originates from the State of Goa which has a long history of Portuguese colonial rule. Durga is the patron goddess of Goa and is worshiped and highly celebrated all over the state.
- Background: Durga is an incarnation of Devi or the Mother Goddess, a unified symbol of all divine forces. Durga at her most gentlest state takes on the maternal manifestation of Parvati, the consort of Shiva. At her protective state, she takes on the manifestation of Durga and at her most fiercest state she transforms herself into Kali, the Goddess of Destruction. Durga is the mother of Ganesh (Remover of Obstacles), Laxmi (Goddess of wealth and fortune) and Sarasvati (Goddess of Knowledge, Music and Art). Durga, Laxmi and Sarasvati make up the Goddess Trinity in Hinduism. Since Goddess Durga is known as the vigilant guardian, her images are often displayed in homes and merchant-houses for protection.
- Provenance: Estate sale. Pernem, State of Goa, Southwest India.
|PR 005 - ‘Vishnu on the Churning of the Oceans’ | 1950s Hindu Commercial Art Print in original wood frame.
- Print Dimensions: 17.5" x 13.5"
- Details: Commercial advertising print for a pharmaceutical company called Syrup Thio Kof in Ponda, State of Goa. The print depicts Lord Krishna appearing over the sea at night. Beautiful greens and blues contrasting well with Lord Krishna’s illuminating image. The print is surrounded with decorative cut-out motives. A highly collectible advertisement print.
- Background: Vishnu is a major deity worshiped across many traditions in Hinduism. Lord Vishnu is the preserver and protector of creation. The symbolic churning of the Ocean of Milk (Kseer Sagar)gave birth to Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth and beauty.
- Provenance: Private collection sale. Ponda, State of Goa, Southwest India.