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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 234

    Bhima preparing for a wrestling match, from the Mahabharat

    INDIA, PAHARI OR HIMACHAL PRADESH, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Bhima preparing for a wrestling match, from the Mahabharat
    India, Pahari or Himachal Pradesh, 18th century
    With the wrestlers at center, their attendants holding refreshments at either side, musicians signaling each round flanked by seated audience members in the background, all against a grassy landscape and with inscriptions above the main figures
    Opaque pigments, gold and silver on wasli
    8¾ x 11½ in. (22.4 x 29.3 cm.)


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    Literature

    P. Pal, et al., Dancing to the Flute: Music and Dance in Indian Art, 1997, pp. 248-249, cat. no. 153