SHIVA AND PARVATI UNDER A WHITE MARBLE CANOPY
Kangra, Pahari Hills, Northern India, late 19th century
Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the vertical composition gravitating around Shiva and Parvati seated on an encrusted takht, in front of them an audience of other Hindu Gods such as Ganesh, Brahma, Kali and Hanuman, a tiger (Parvati’s vahana), sadhus and other devotees, all paying homage to Shiva and Parvati, the scene with forest in the background and framed firstly by a blue border with gold floral decoration and secondly by a red speckled pink border, 31cm x 45.6cm including protective plastic cover.
Sold for £3,750
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