• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 846

    A drawing of the veneration of Rama

    SOUTH INDIA, KARNATAKA, 18TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A drawing of the veneration of Rama
    South India, Karnataka, 18th century
    With Rama and Sita seated at center adorned with royal jewelry and crowns and attended by three brothers holding various symbols of sovereignty, his foot held by Hanuman below and with further animal-headed kings at right, a holy sage playing a vina with further worshippers at left, all on a parapet divided into three arched niches
    Pen and ink with red pigment on paper
    10 3/8 x 24 in. (26.4 x 61 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in New York, 1994