Lot 14 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
A PUJA TO SRI NATHJI
PROPERTY OF THE LATE BRUNO CARUSO (1927 - 2018) COLLECTION
Rajasthan, North Western India, late 19th - early 20th century
Opaque pigments, silver and gold on paper, the vertical composition depicting two well-dressed and adorned worshippers officiating a puja in honour of Sri Nath Ji, the avatar of Krishna as Balak, the seven-year-old child, flanking the murti on each side, one with a tall peacock feathers fan, the latter with a silver incense burner, the icon standing in the centre of the composition with the arm raised, an ornate headdress with peacock feathers, clad in a golden dress and holding two bloomed lotuses in his hand, the temple walls adorned with golden and silver cows, the scene set within black rules and light green borders, 31cm x 23.8cm.
Sold for £250