31st Oct, 2023 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 136
 

AN ENTHRONEMENT SCENE OF LORD RAMA (RAMA DURBAR)
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, North-Western India, early 19th century

AN ENTHRONEMENT SCENE OF LORD RAMA (RAMA DURBAR)
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, North-Western India, early 19th century

Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the horizontal-format composition depicting a classical Rama Durbar scene with Lord Rama and his consort Sita seated on a throne, standing behind them Rama's brother Lakshmana with a fly whisk, in front of them the Monkey god Hanuman bowing down in sign of respect and devotion to the holy couple, on the far left a Maharaja standing with his hands in prayer, possibly the patron of the painting seeking Rama's blessing and good wishes, set within red and white rules, and concentric decorative borders including a floral spray in polychromes on white and a gold-sprinkled dark blue ground, mounted, glazed and framed, the folio 15.8cm x 23cm, 32.5cm x 38.5cm including the frame.

Estimated at £1,200 - £1,600

 

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