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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