Royal Ontario Museum Response re: artifacts acquired from Art of the Past Inc
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) acquired eight artifacts from Art of the Past Inc. Six of these are 19th or 20th century works on paper, one is an 18th century bronze, and one is Gandharan carved stone. Following museum policy, each acquisition was carefully investigated in terms of quality, authenticity and provenance. The antiquities in this group have been documented as having acceptable provenance from published auctions or from known private collections. The modern works comply with all current Indian export regulations. The ROM is in the process of re-examining the documentation for this group of objects. The ROM has also acquired two 20th century paintings and a manuscript from a known collection from the dealer Ramesh Kapoor.
1 Painting of Dancing Gopi Jamini Roy Gouache on cardboard Calcutta, India 1950s Height 68cm Width 35.6cm 2004.37.1 2 Print of Krishna as Bala Subrahmanya Raja Ravi Varma Press chromolithograph print, silk, sequins Malavali / Lonavala circa 1900 2004.54.1 3 Reliquary in the shape of Stupa Carved stone (steatite or schist) with rock-crystal, gold and seed pearls Gandhara, Pakistan 1st - 2nd century AD 2004.89.1.1-.6 4 Portrait of a Woman in an "Ethnographic-type" pose Unknown photographer and painter Oil paint on matte gelatin silver developing-out paper print North India c. 1900 Height 62.2cm Width 31.7cm 2005.65.1 5 Portrait of Goswami (high priest) Ekling Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, mounted on card Nathdwara, Rajasthan, India c. 1900 Height 75.15cm Width 60.15cm 2005.65.2 6 Chronicles of Emperor Akbar (Ain-i-Akbari) Unknown artist opaque water colour and gold on paper Lahore, Pakistan Early 19th century CE Height 19in Width 11in