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Lot 22 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)

DURGA MAHISASURAMARDINI PROPERTY OF THE LATE BRUNO CARUSO (1927 - 2018) COLLECTION
Kota, Rajasthan, North Western India, first half 19th century

DURGA MAHISASURAMARDINI
PROPERTY OF THE LATE BRUNO CARUSO (1927 - 2018) COLLECTION
Kota, Rajasthan, North Western India, first half 19th century

Opaque pigments heightened with gold and silver on paper, the vertical composition portraying the Hindu Goddess Durga in her Mahisasuramardini avatar (the slayer of the buffalo demon Mahisa), standing over the buffalo body and holding the asura Mahisa by the hair, her vahana (vehicle) the tiger attacking the buffalo at the same time, to the bottom of the depiction the Hindu Gods Vishnu (on the right) and Shiva (on the left) assisting the Goddess in her quest with their traditional weapons, a tall mountain in the background, 30.5cm x 21.5cm.

Sold for £1,500


 

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