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NY antiquities dealer Nancy Wiener charged with selling stolen artifacts. A prominent New York antiquities dealer has been accused of selling stolen artifacts from international smugglers by creating sham documents to hide their history in a scheme that prosecutors said dates back to 1999.

NY antiquities dealer Nancy Wiener charged with selling stolen artifacts

Nancy Wiener was arrested Wednesday on charges of criminal possession of stolen property and conspiracy, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office. A raid on her gallery took place in March earlier this year. Prosecutors said she and several co-conspirators have been trafficking in illegal antiquities since at least 1999. Antiquities dealer Nancy Wiener, left, has been accused of selling stolen artifacts from international smugglers by creating sham documents to hide their history. Pictured right is a relief that was seized by authorities from her gallery Her lawyer, Georges Lederman, told The New York Times his client 'surrendered voluntarily'. 'We are examining the charges and will respond at the appropriate time,' Lederman added.

The Traditional Indian Painting Styles You Should Know. So this is what a full set of ragamala paintings looks like. Each raga/ragini (musical mode) is associated w/ a particular time day/season. The Raga Ragini System of Indian Classical Music. Indian music is very unique in that, it is highly spiritual in nature.

The Raga Ragini System of Indian Classical Music

The singer/artist tries to reach God through his music. Indian painting. This article has multiple issues.

Indian painting

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Indian painting has a very long tradition and history in Indian art. Indian paintings provide an aesthetic continuum that extends from the early civilisation to the present day. 2016/10 [] パキスタンの歴史的売春街の変容:続々・たそがれ日記:So-netブログ. 10月28日(金) パキスタンの古都ラホールの歴史的売春街のヒーラマンディ(Heera Mandi) のルポルタージュ。

2016/10 [] パキスタンの歴史的売春街の変容:続々・たそがれ日記:So-netブログ

イスラム圏でありながらムガール帝国の伝統文化が色濃く残るパキスタン社会、芸能とセックスワークの深い関係、世界で共通するセックスワークを取り巻く状況の現代的変容など、いろいろ興味深い記事。 ----------------------------------------衰退するパキスタンの歴史的売春街、ネットで変わる性産業 2016年09月07日 16:32 発信地:ラホール/パキスタン 【9月7日 AFP】パキスタン北東部の都市ラホール(Lahore)の中心部にある同国最古の売春街ヒーラマンディ(Heera Mandi) は何世紀もの間、魅惑的なダンサーやミュージシャン、売春婦たちが集まる場所だった。 だが地元住民たちによれば、この歴史的な一角は衰退の危機にさらされているという。 男性は今や、専門のウェブサイトで女性を探したり、ソーシャルメディアで直接誘ったりしている。 2016/01 [Medium] The Color of Music – Medium. In 1611, a now well-forgotten cleric, William Laud became the Vice-President of St.

2016/01 [Medium] The Color of Music – Medium

John’s College, Oxford. By 1633, after having been the dean of Chapel Royal, member of the privy council, bishop of London, chancellor of Oxford, he finally became the Archbishop of Canterbury, the zenith of the Anglican Church. On 10th January 1645 however, good fortune ran out on Laud, and he was beheaded after being condemned by the House of Lords. His ‘crime’ was ostensibly high treason brought about by the accumulation of the powers vested in the church and State. Ascetics and Yogis in Indian painting - Asian and African studies blog.

Being invited to give a series of three lectures on this wide ranging topic at a seminar at the Universita di Ca’ Foscari in Venice in July 2016, it seemed a good opportunity to write a blog highlighting the interesting material in the British Library.

Ascetics and Yogis in Indian painting - Asian and African studies blog

Here are discussed such images in Mughal and Deccani painting. Yogis and other types of ascetics are found in Mughal illustrated historical manuscripts showing encounters recorded in Mughal histories between the emperors Babur, Akbar and Jahangir; and also in indivdual album paintings. From the Mughal point of view more or less all Hindu ascetics were classed as yogis since they all practised bodily asceticisms of some kind or another.

The Mughal concern with naturalism towards the end of the reign of Akbar to some degree accounts for what appears to be the accuracy of the early Mughal images of ascetics and yogis. Ascetics being shaved at Gurkhattri in 1505. In 1519, in the course of another incursion, he managed to visit it. J.P. 2016/09 How ascetics and yogis were depicted in Indian paintings from the Mughal era. Being invited to give a series of three lectures on this wide-ranging topic at a seminar at the Universita di Ca’ Foscari in Venice in July 2016, I thought this was a good opportunity to write a blog highlighting the interesting material in the British Library.

2016/09 How ascetics and yogis were depicted in Indian paintings from the Mughal era

Here are discussed such images in Mughal and Deccani painting. Yogis and other types of ascetics are found in Mughal illustrated historical manuscripts showing encounters recorded in Mughal histories between the emperors Babur, Akbar and Jahangir; and also in individual album paintings. From the Mughal point of view, more or less all Hindu ascetics were classed as yogis, since they all practiced bodily asceticisms of some kind or another. The Mughal concern with naturalism towards the end of Akbar's reign to some degree accounts for what appears to be the accuracy of the early Mughal images of ascetics and yogis. Babur, however, did not visit it at that time. Yellamma. 2016/07 [NPR] A Loeb Library For Indian Literature. This program was originally broadcast on February 10, 2015.

2016/07 [NPR] A Loeb Library For Indian Literature

The stunning poetry, prose, history and philosophy of classical Indian literature. Emerging in a huge new collection. 2016/02 [TOI] Good deva-bad asura divide misleading. The eternal battle between the two forces, both descended from Kashyapa, has many layers of meaning.

2016/02 [TOI] Good deva-bad asura divide misleading

It cannot be seen in simple moral or ethical binaries, writes Devdutt Pattanaik. If you read the Vedas, which are nearly 4000 years old, the word 'asura' does not mean demon, or villain, but quite the opposite, a divine being. It's a title given to Indra, Agni, Rudra, Varuna, and to most Vedic deities. Vritra, the enemy of Indra, is however not called an asura. However, things change in the Puranas, composed around 2000 years ago.