The Hindu deity Krishna dancing with the cowherd girls, personifying a musical mode (Vasanta Ragini), from a Ragamala series, ca. 1750-1760, in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Ascribed to Faqir-ullah. Northern India. Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper. From the Mughal Empire.
Sculpture of the Hindu deity Vishnu, attended by Lakshmi and Sarasvati. Artist unknown; 12th century. From northern Bengal (present-day India or Bangladesh); now in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Photo credit: Marshall Astor.
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All more or less history related, general location in parenthesis if it isn’t obvious. Library special collections included, if you’re looking for your local public library, try the Lifeguard Librarian’s list. Crazy long list after the jump.