"Worship of Brahma Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Jaipur Circa 1840"
Lot 1195
Worship of Brahma Mandi or Bilaspur, Circa 1820
Sold for US$ 47,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
Worship of Brahma
Mandi or Bilaspur, Circa 1820
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; the central figure of Brahma, with four heads, four faces, and four arms. (with each head, he continually recites one of the four Vedas). He is surrounded by three groups of princesses, princes and lay people. A single princess, alone in the upper left quadrant faces his frontal body. Outside the complex ta large male and female worshiper make offerings and pay homage in the lower section, and in the upper ten figures paying homage are enclosed in white ovals.
Image: 18 x 21 1/2 in. (45.7 x 54.6 cm.); Folio: 19 1/4 x 22 7/8 in. (48.9 x 58 cm.)

Footnotes

  • For a related Jain painting of the same size and three-ringed format attributed to Jaipur see Leoshko, Depicting a Peaceful Victory, Orientations, October 1994, pp. 58-66 and Pal, et al., Peaceful Liberators, LACMA, 1994, no. 105, p. 237.

    Provenance:
    Sotheby's, New York, November 30, 1994, lot 369.

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