31st Oct, 2023 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 135
 

HANUMAN'S DEVOTION TO RAMA AND LAKSHMANA
Jaipur, Rajasthan, North-Western India, second half 19th century

HANUMAN'S DEVOTION TO RAMA AND LAKSHMANA
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION
Jaipur, Rajasthan, North-Western India, second half 19th century

Opaque pigments and ink heightened with gold on wove paper, the vertical-format composition depicting a large-sized version of the Monkey god Hanuman carrying on his shoulders Rama and Lakshmana, both with a circular flaming halo around their heads, Rama portrayed with his bow whilst Lakshmana with a flywhisk, Hanuman's position and role as carrier expressing his devotion and respect for the two brothers, tramping over a large-sized body of a woman, often conceived as Parvati, a personification of baneful astrological influences, set within black rules, and off-white and blue borders, the reverse plain, 35.5cm x 25.3cm.

Provenance: previously part of a private British collection.

Sold for £250

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