An illuminated opening page to the Guru Granth Sahib North India, mid-19th Century
Lot 354
An illuminated opening page to a manuscript of the Japji Sahib, the opening book of the Guru Granth, the Sikh Holy Book North India, mid-19th Century
Sold for £6,600 (US$ 10,327) inc. premium

Lot Details
An illuminated opening page to a manuscript of the Japji Sahib, the opening book of the Guru Granth, the Sikh Holy Book
North India, mid-19th Century
gurmukhi manuscript on paper, six lines of text in black ink, the opening invocation, within a central roundel flanked by two pairs of botehs, five smaller roundels containing images of five of the ten Sikh Gurus with disciples, all on a blue ground with floral motifs in blue, border of floral motifs on a gold ground, framed
244 x 242 mm.

Footnotes

  • This is apparently one half of a double-page frontispiece as it displays five of the ten Gurus. For a comparable double-page example, see S. Stronge (ed.), The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms, London 1999, p. 16, pl. 4.
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