31st Oct, 2023 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 130
 

A RAJPUT RULER SEEKING ADVICE FROM KRISHNA
Possibly Bundi, Rajasthan, North-Western India, 19th century

A RAJPUT RULER SEEKING ADVICE FROM KRISHNA
Possibly Bundi, Rajasthan, North-Western India, 19th century

Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the vertical-format composition depicting a Krishna Durbar scene with Lord Krishna listening to a yellow-clad Rajput ruler seated in front of him, the ruler holding his hands in prayer gesture as a sign of devotion and respect to the Hindu god, the pair meeting on a palatial terrace, behind them lush vegetation, the scene encased within two rectangular cartouches with 4ll. each of black and red ink Devanagari script, set within concentric polychrome rules, and a cream border, mounted, glazed and framed, the folio 20.5cm x 11.7cm, 35cm x 26cm including the frame.

Estimated at £300 - £400

 

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