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    Sale 1265

    INDIAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART

    17 September 2003, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 53

    A Treatise on the Nature and Illnesses of Horses, Asvasastra

    NEPAL, 18TH CENTURY

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    A Treatise on the Nature and Illnesses of Horses, Asvasastra
    Nepal, 18th Century
    Leporello manuscript on composite native paper, stained yellow on one side, 6 to 9 line of Newari script in black ink, with 32 miniatures of horses, 19 half-page illustrations on the yellow side and 13 on the white side, 22ff
    4 3/8 x 11¼ in. (11.2 x 28.5 cm.)


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    The Asvasatra is a Newari treatise on the types and treatment of horses. The script is similar to that used in Bhaktapur, and the manuscript may have been produced for the royal court there, or in nearby Western Nepal.