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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 445

    A painting of a noble worshipping the Mahant Narayanji

    INDIA, NURPUR, CIRCA 1650-75

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    A painting of a noble worshipping the Mahant Narayanji
    India, Nurpur, circa 1650-75
    The gray-bearded ascetic seated on a tiger skin over several mattresses with a matching canopy above, wearing floral golden robes and a high conical hat with the picture of his teacher carrying a vina, an attendant with a flywhisk behind him, a nobleman with pockmarked face bowing before him with folded hands, all within red borders
    Opaque pigments and gold on wasli
    11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. (28.9 x 21.3 cm.), folio

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    Kasmin Gallery, London, acquired in October 1981


    U. Bhatia, "Rediscovery of the Bathu Manuscript," in B. N. Goswamy, ed., Essays in honour of Karl J. Khandalavala, 1995, fig. 11.