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JODHPUR, CIRCA 1780
Inscribed in Nagari,"Prithviraj Chauhan" at the top
Gouache on paper heightened with gold
Image: 8.25 x 6.75 in (20.9 x 17.1 cm)
Folio: 9.25 x 7.25 in (23.4 x 18.4 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
The Tandan Collection


This painting may be that of Prithvi Raj Chauhan, the legendary hero who led the Rajput army against Muhammed Ghori's invasion at the end of the twelfth century.

The well-delineated king is in profile view, with his back upright, having just killed a tiger. Decked in necklaces made of pearls and with a bejewelled sarpech on his turban, the king embodies bravery. The bright orange patka around his waist is in striking contrast to his green dress. The focus of the artist's brush is on the king, and the rest of the painting is less detailed.




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  Lot 19 of 70  

CLASSICAL INDIAN ART
14 DECEMBER 2015

Estimate
Rs 3,00,000 - 5,00,000

Winning Bid
Rs 3,84,000
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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