Karalama - Ahmed Karahisari (1470 - 1556) 35 - 26,3 cm, sülüs hat Kâğıt üzerine mürekkep ve altın
Salabanjika, śālabañjika meaning ‘breaking a branch of a sala tree’, The salabhanjika concept stems from ancient symbolism linking a chaste maiden with the sala tree or the asoka tree through the ritual called dohada, or the fertilisation of plants through contact with a young woman.
This one come from Nepal
This gilded bronze statuette of the goddess Sitatapatra is a powerful image combining both considerable detail with a simple, geometric vision of forms. The goddess is shown having a thousand heads, arms, and legs, and stands on a base decorated with double rows of lotus petals. Schematically represented, the multiplication of her heads is embodied in a cone-like headdress; while her thousand arms form a halo around her body. She wears a long garment with an elaborate jeweled belt, which was originally set with semi-precious stones. Her hands in front are frozen in a ritualized gesture (mudra). She stands astride three mountains, her many feet crushing down upon vast legions of people and animals.This sculpture, like many Tibetan images, embodies an esoteric doctrine in the organization of its formal elements that was perceived and understood only by the initiated believer. Inside the image were both a columnar staff (A1438A) and a prayer scroll (A1438C). Such deposits are not uncommon and were intended to endow the image with divine power.
Date Made: 17th - 18th Century
Bowl with fish motifs
first half of 14th cen, Iran.
“Ilkhanid‑period potters in Iran imitated the range of green glazes of imported Chinese celadon wares, though they did not always succeed in duplicating their colors. This bowl is one of the more accomplished attempts. Its color, shape, and decoration of three playful fish relates closely to similar wares produced during the Song period (960–1279) in the Chinese kilns of Longquan.”
Bottle with medallions and flowering branches
Iznik, Turkey, c. 1535-45
Alberto Burri - (Italian, 1915-1995)
Cretto Grande Bianco - (1982)
Acrovinilico on cellotex