31st Oct, 2023 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 120
 

AN INDIAN DEVOTIONAL WHITE METAL ENAMELLED PENDANT WITH SHRI NATH JI INVOCATION
Possibly Lucknow, Awadh (Oudh), or Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, late 19th century

AN INDIAN DEVOTIONAL WHITE METAL ENAMELLED PENDANT WITH SHRI NATH JI INVOCATION
Possibly Lucknow, Awadh (Oudh), or Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, late 19th century

In the shape of a cusped downward-facing cartouche, painted in cobalt blue, turquoise, and green champlevé enamels, the front with an invocation in Devanagari script to Shri Nathji, a mystical, all-powerful idol of Krishna, manifested as a seven-year-old child (Balak) lifting Govardhan Hill, set in a roundel surrounded by floral meanderings, the reverse with Shri Nathji's aniconic symbol (two feet with swastika symbols) set in a roundel surrounded by vegetal sprays on a green-enamelled ground, with two hoops at the top attached to a suspension chain and link, 5.5cm x 3cm at widest points.

Estimated at £200 - £300

 

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