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Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas Online / AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A SAT SAI SERIES MEWAR, CIRCA 1719

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Lot 375
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AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A SAT SAI SERIES
MEWAR, CIRCA 1719
15 – 25 March 2022, 10:00 EDT
Online, New York

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AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A SAT SAI SERIES

MEWAR, CIRCA 1719
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; two line nagari inscription in the upper register.
Image: 7 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (19.5 x 18.6 cm);
Folio: 9 x 7 5/8 in. (22.9 x 19.4 cm)

Footnotes

The Sat Sai of Bihari Lal, a late 17th Century poet at Amber and at the court of Shah Jahan, is in the tradition of religious texts exploring the romance of Radha and Krishna, containing couplets on love, devotion and moral lessons. The Mewar illustrated manuscript of this text, in seven hundred couplets, is dated 1719 in its colophon. See Topsfield, Court Painting at Udaipur, Zurich 2001, pp. 143-144. Another example appeared in these rooms, Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 6th October 2008, lot 390; also Bonhams, New York, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art, 14th September 2015, lot 107; 14th March 2016, lot 102.

Provenance:
Sotheby's, London, 27 March 1973, lot 128
Maggs Bros. London, Bulletin No. 22, Vol. VII, part 1, March 1974, p. 28, no. 35.
Collection of Asbjorn Lunde (1927-2017), New York

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