A STANDING PORTRAIT OF SRINATHJI
Nathdwara, Rajasthan, North-Western India, mid to late 19th century
Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the vertical composition portraying the Hindu God Krishna in his Shrinathji form, the presiding deity of the Vaishnava sect known as Pushtimarg or Vallabha Sampradaya, depicted standing in a temple niche against a dotted green ground, richly adorned with floral garlands, several strands of pearls with encrusted gilt medallions, and a large pearl nose ring, wearing a turban embellished with a peacock feather, bejewelled golden aigrettes and central turban ornament (sarpeech), the composition set within yellow and grey rules, the recto with strips of later laid paper with black ink inscriptions in Devanagari script, 33.5cm x 23.8cm.
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