Lot 20 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
AN ASCETIC IN MEDITATION
PROPERTY OF THE LATE BRUNO CARUSO (1927 - 2018) COLLECTION
Possibly Kota, Rajasthan, North Western India, 19th century
Opaque pigments on paper, the vertical composition depicting a naked ascetic, possibly a Shaivite sadhu, with his eyes closed in meditation, on his arms and wrist bracelets reminiscent of rosary beads possibly made of rudrakshas, his knees clenched to his torso, a high horizon in the background, the painting pasted onto a later orange border with silver floral decoration, a later added inscription in black ink Urdu at the top 'Hazrat-e Mansur-e Hallaj', 32cm x 21.5cm.
Sold for £150