News about Indian Antiques
Indian mother-of-pearl wooden casket romps past $237K at Bonhams Skinner
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Bonhams Skinner’s third sale of treasured objects from eclectic collector Jim Dixon’s impressive collection hammered at double the high estimate range. The online auction ran from June 5 to June 15 and featured hundreds of lots of Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, American and African art and also antiques and vintage collectables, including the […]
Buddha statue recovered decades after theft from Indian temple
MILAN – An 8th- or 9th-century Bodhisattva sculpture that was looted from the Devisthan Kundalpur Temple in Kurkihar, India has been recovered in Italy following a decades-long search.
Indigenous woman to lead Smithsonian American Indian museum
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – An Indigenous New Mexico woman has been named to lead the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Cynthia Chavez Lamar will be the first Native American woman to serve as the museum’s director when she takes over on Feb. 14. She’s currently the acting associate director for collections and operations.
Indian artists in spotlight at Bruneau auction, Nov. 15
CRANSTON, R.I. – Paintings by the renowned Indian artists Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) and B. Prabha (1933-2001) fared so well in past Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers sales that the pair will be back for an encore in the upcoming Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction slated for Monday, November 15, online-only, starting at 6 pm […]