This first edition book was published in 2006 for the Rubin Museum of Art by Mapin Publishing Pvt Ltd. It is an oversized softcover gentle used book with a bright cover. 11" X 11" 214 pages with multiple color plates on nearly every page.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, September 18, 2006 to January 29, 2007. The goal of this catalogue, and the exhibition it documents, is to bring together and illuminate works of art that identify the core Sikh beliefs in the period of their early development by the ten Gurus (16th-17th centuries). Through them, we are taken behind the external signs that identify Sikhs to its founding principles. The works of art, from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century, include paintings, drawings, textiles, and metalwork. They are drawn from museum collections in India and the United States and private collections in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.The essay and object texts by B N Goswamy and Caron Smith provide keen insight into early Sikh devotion and examine the works of art in the context of the North Indian cultural mix in which they were created.
As a bonus, this sale includes the "exhibition guide" from the Rubin Museum of Art in 2006. A real collector's piece!