Illustration to the Mahabharata; Gaddis meet rishis in the mountains; opaque watercolor and gold on paper Kangra circa 1830
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Illustration to the Mahabharata: Gaddis meet rishis in the mountains Kangra, circa 1830
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Illustration to the Mahabharata: Gaddis meet rishis in the mountains
Kangra, circa 1830
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; The principle scene in the center shows gaddis meeting holy men on pilgrimage in the mountains, while various figures engage in hunting in the upper section and rishis bathe and make ablutions in two pools and a pond throughout the composition.
Image: 13 1/4 by 18 1/2 in. (33.7 by 47 cm.) folio: 15 1/2 by 20 1/2 in

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  • Another page from this series formerly in the Royal Mandi Collection sold at Sotheby's, New York, March 19, 2008, lot 217.

    Provenance:
    Mandi Royal Collection
    Private German Collection, 1969
    Sotheby, Parke Bernet, February 27, 1973, lot 78
    Private Connecticut Collection
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