An illustration from a Dashavatara series: Kurma avatar Mandi, circa 1720

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Lot 129*
An illustration from a Dashavatara series: Kurma avatar
Mandi, circa 1720

£ 5,000 - 7,000
US$ 6,600 - 9,200

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An illustration from a Dashavatara series: Kurma avatar
Mandi, circa 1720
gouache and gold on paper
196 x 282 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Arki Royal Collection.
    Private German Collection.

    Published
    Ludwig Habighorst, Der Blaue Gott, Koblenz 2014, p. 87 fig. 37.

    Exhibited
    Blumen – Bäume – Göttergärten, Völkerkunde-Museum, Hamburg, 17 March - 27 October 2013.
    Der Blaue Gott, Mittelrhein-Museum Koblenz, 26 July-5 October 2014.

    Vishnu in his avatar, the turtle Kurma, battles the evil demon within a river spaced by large lotus blossoms. A folio of Matsya Avatar in the British Museum is likely to come from the same series (see Ahluwalia, Rajput Painting, London 2008, p. 123, fig. 79). Ahluwalia notes: 'The heavy shading and coarse forms...place the work firmly in the reign of Sidh Sen period of Mandi painting, a period of forty years characterized by this heavy stippled and thus easily recognizable style'.
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An illustration from a Dashavatara series: Kurma avatar Mandi, circa 1720
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