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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

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Kasmin Gallery, London, acquired in October 1981


    Literature

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