Lot 13 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
GAJA LAKSHMI AND HER CONSORT WASHED BY ELEPHANTS
PROPERTY OF THE LATE BRUNO CARUSO (1927 - 2018) COLLECTION
India, late 19th century
Opaque pigments, silver and gold on paper, the horizontal composition depicting a golden Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, seated on her consort Vishnu's lap in front of a lotus pond, the couple positioned on a blooming lotus, flanked by two elephants, ridden by golden mahouts, showering the couple with blessed water from two lotas (water vessels), two numerical charts, possibly lucky charms, to each elephant's side, the scene set within black rules and ochre yellow and red borders, 17.7cm x 21.3cm.
Sold for £375