Two Illustrations from a Mahabharata series Opaque watercolor on paper, Bilaspur, late 17th century
Lot 84
Two Illustrations from a Mahabharata series Opaque watercolor on paper, Bilaspur, late 17th century
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Two Illustrations from a Mahabharata series Opaque watercolor on paper, Bilaspur, late 17th century
Lot Details
Two Illustrations from a Mahabharata series
Opaque watercolor on paper, Bilaspur, late 17th century
First pages with an elderly king and five princes receive ministrations from Brahman priests while conducting a puja. The second page with a continuous narrative scene of a nobleman seeking the audience with a ruler within a palace setting.
Each folio: 8 ¾ x 11 ¾ in. (22.5 x 30 cm)

Footnotes

  • For other pages from this series see W. G. Archer, Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills, Vol. II, Delhi, 1973, Bilaspur, no. 5. and W G Archer, Visions of Courtly India, no. 32. Also see Maggs Bros., London, Bulletin No. 17, 1970, no. 82 and Bulletin No. 37, 1986, no. 15.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, New York
    Christie's, London, October 11, 1979, lot 84
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