A SHAIVITE SADHU VISITED BY A VEENA PLAYER
Jaipur, Rajasthan, North-Western India, 19th century
Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the vertical composition depicting a Shaivite sadhu or hermit next to a cave, his body covered in ashes, listening to a veena player seated in front of him, three lines of black ink Devanagari script against ochre ground at the top, set within bright red borders, the recto with an old black ink note in English reading A devotee excusing on situ before Goddess Sarasvati, probably of 19th century, Rajasthan, 21.4cm x 16cm.
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