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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    A PAINTING FROM A DASAVATARA SERIES: MATSYA AVATARA

    KANGRA, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1830

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    A PAINTING FROM A DASAVATARA SERIES: MATSYA AVATARA
    KANGRA, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1830
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, blue-skinned Vishnu emerging from his fish avatar and holding a sutra page, a golden mace, a conch shell, a ring and with a lotus flower in his yellow dhoti, attacking in the water a demon in his conch-shell, bearing a golden mace and a shield, within a black, green and white scroll frame, with pink borders
    Painting 5 x 8in. (12.8 x 20.4cm.); page 6 7/8 x 9¾ in. (17.3 x 25cm.)


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    Provenance

    Acquired before 1991.