• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 293

    A MINIATURE FROM THE MARKANDEYA PURANA

    GULER, CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A MINIATURE FROM THE MARKANDEYA PURANA
    GULER, CIRCA 1790
    Gouache on paper, Durga riding her lion engages in fierce battle with multi-coloured demons assisted by various other deities and their vehicles including Shiva on the bull Nandi, Vishnu on Garuda and various other avatars, above Indra rides the white elephant followed by Brahma on a swan, in the foreground, Karttikeya, the son of Shiva and Parvati, a barren landscape behind them, within plain buff borders
    Miniature 6½ x 10¼in. (16.4 x 25.9cm.)


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    This miniature probably comes from the same Markandeya Purana series as two miniatures in the Victoria and Albert Museum (W.G. Archer, Indian Painting from the Punjab Hills, London, 1973, no. 61(i-ii), pl. 117, p. 164). For another miniature from the same series in this sale, please see the preceding lot.

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    Literature

    Patrick Carré, Dieux, tigres et amours. Miniatures indiennes du XVe au XXe siècle, Spain, 1993, pp.110-111