31st Oct, 2023 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 147
 

AN ILLUSTRATED PAGE FROM A JAIN MANUSCRIPT: THE WORSHIP OF A TIRTHANKARA BY TWO HINDU GODS
Possibly Gujarat or Rajasthan, North-Western India, 18th century

AN ILLUSTRATED PAGE FROM A JAIN MANUSCRIPT: THE WORSHIP OF A TIRTHANKARA BY TWO HINDU GODS
Possibly Gujarat or Rajasthan, North-Western India, 18th century

Opaque pigments and ink on wove paper, the small rectangular horizontal-format composition depicting a Jain Tirthankara seated in lotus position on a pedestal with an elaborate arched floral stele behind him, flanked by two Hindu deities, the Goddess of Knowledge Sarasvati on a swan (her vahana), and the Vedic king of all gods Indra, also god of the Sky and Thunder, riding an elephant, each multi-armed deity holding traditional attributes in their hands, the reverse plain, mounted on white card, the folio 11.5cm x 26cm, 70cm x 50cm including the mount.

Estimated at £500 - £700

 

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