• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 136

    RAJASTHAN SCHOOL, MEWAR SCHOOL, CIRCA 1760

    The Durga Slays Mahisha

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    RAJASTHAN SCHOOL, MEWAR SCHOOL, CIRCA 1760
    The Durga Slays Mahisha
    bodycolour heightened with gold
    15½ x 8 in. (39.5 x 20.3 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    A related example is illustrated in S.C.Welch (ed.), A Flower from every Meadow. Indian Paintings from American Collections, Asia Society, New York, 1973, p. 31.
    The subject is the Goddess Durga fighting Mashishashura, the buffalo-demon, at the moment of Durga's triumph.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    with Chemould, Mumbai.