I See No Stranger - Early Sikh Art & Devotion


by Rubin Museum of Art, New York
in association with Mapin Publishing

9 in stock

This catalogue illuminates works of art that identify the core Sikh beliefs in the period of their early development by the ten historical Gurus (16th-17th century). Through them, we are taken behind the external signs that identify Sikhs, who constitute the world?s fifth largest organized religion, to its founding principles.The works of art, from the sixteenth century 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 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.