SHRINATHJI DRESSED FOR THE SHARAD PURNIMA, THE FULL MOON HARVEST FESTIVAL
Nathdwara, Rajasthan, North-Western India, mid to late 19th century
Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the vertical composition portraying the Hindu God Krishna in his Shrinathji form standing in a temple niche against a white dotted ground, richly adorned with floral garlands, several strands of pearls with caparisoned gilt medallions, and a large pearl nose ring, holding a silver cup in one hand and pointing at the sky with the other, wearing an elaborate turban embellished with a large gilt peacock feather at the top and bejewelled turban ornaments to the sides, next to him a smaller female icon counterpart, the composition set within silver and black rules, and green borders, 30.6cm x 23cm.
Sold for £688
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