Krishna before devotees Bilaspur
Lot 361
A blue-skinned Hindu deity holding a bow accompanied by an attendant and received by five kings, possibly the five Pandava brothers Bilaspur, circa 1670-80
Sold for £1,560 (US$ 2,558) inc. premium

Lot Details
A blue-skinned Hindu deity holding a bow accompanied by an attendant and received by five kings, possibly the five Pandava brothers
Bilaspur, circa 1670-80
gouache on paper, red border, in mount
250 x 323 mm.

Footnotes

  • An illustration to an unidentified Hindu epic concerning the exploits of a king. The style of painting is close to that of late 17th century Bilaspur with Rajput and Mughal influences of the late Aurangzeb period, as shown by the Mughal 'short-skirted' jama worn by the attendant in this particular miniature.

    For comparison see: W. G. Archer, Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills, London 1973, vol. II, p. 170, pls. 5 (i-ii); W. G. Archer, Visions of Courtly India, London 1976, nos. 32 and 33.
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