Tarana Sawhney is the current Chairperson for The Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII)Task Force for Art & Culture and a member of the CII National Council since 2018. She is a trustee on the board of the Chennai Photo Biennale , and a board member of the NGO Khushii and the Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art (FICA). Tarana is also a Member of the Tate International Council , the South Asian Acquisitions Committee of the Tate Modern Museum, London and Strategic Advisor, South Asia for Art Tactic.
During her term as Chairperson, CII has co-organised the India Pavilion along with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India at the Venice Biennale in 2019. This is a historic first for a public-private partnership of this scale internationally in this sector.
Tarana supports the FICA Public Art Project at India Art Fair annually. She was also selected for the international Collector’s Focus Programme by David Zwirner Gallery in 2019 from India and has co-authored an India-focused report on Art & Philanthropy with Art Tactic, U.K in 2019 and 2020.
A lawyer with 3 undergraduate degrees in History, Music and Law and a Postgraduate degree in Law from Upenn, she now devotes full time to the patronage of arts. Tarana lives and works in New Delhi.
John Eskenazi Ltd.
2nd / 1st century BCE
Height : 105cm (41.34″)
Width : 16cmcm (6.3″)
The above date has been corroborated by Thermoluminescence analysis.
A slender vase with turned, ridged base, gourd shaped body and tall neck with slightly flared rim. The main body of the vase is divided into five sections, separated by crosshatched bands. The lowest is a narrow band of hamzas and wheat sheaves, above which the body of the vase is decorated with three figurative scenes. In one a goddess stands beneath a tree, surrounded by attendants. In the second, there is a woman seated on a low stool, with attendants around her. The third scene shows a group of figures, on of whom holds a parasol. Above this a narrow band depicts informally posed lions and lionesses. The next band shows a seated male figure surrounded by standing male and female figures. The uppermost band depicts detities surrounded by lotus fronds. The flared lip and turned, ridged base are both covered by designs of massed flower heads and the upper rim is edged with lotus petals.