Lot 29
 
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BILASPUR, CIRCA 1760
Gouache on paper heightened with gold
Image: 8.5 x 12.75 in (21.5 x 32.3 cm)
Folio: 9 x 13 in (22.8 x 33 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
The Tandan Collection


This scene from the Ramayana most likely depicts the slaying of Maricha and Subahu. The two rakshasas ceaselessly interrupted a yagna, or ritual, which sage Vishwamitra attempted to conduct. Vishwamitra enlists the help of Rama and Lakshmana, who slay the two demons and ensure that the yagna is successfully completed.

The painting shows the two slain demons on the banks of the river Sarayu. Rama is identifiable by his blue skin tone, and Lakshmana stands guard behind him. The two rishis, one being Vishwamitra, pour offerings into the sacred fire under the watchful eyes of the princes.




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  Lot 29 of 70  

CLASSICAL INDIAN ART
14 DECEMBER 2015

Estimate
Rs 6,00,000 - 8,00,000

Winning Bid
Rs 8,40,000
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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