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    Sale 12172

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    13 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 273

    Folio from a dispersed Hamir Hath series: Hamir Prepares for Battle

    INDIA, GULER, CIRCA 1800-1810

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    Folio from a dispersed Hamir Hath series: Hamir Prepares for Battle
    India, Guler, circa 1800-1810
    With dark blue floral margin and pink border speckled with red, and an overleaf with text
    Opaque pigments and gold on paper
    7 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (18.4 x 26.9 cm.), image
    10 x 13 in. (25.5 x 33.4 cm.), folio


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    Hamir Hath was the ruler of Ranthambore who, in 1301, refused to surrender Ranthambore Fort to Sultan Ala-ud-Din Khilji. This paintings series relates the story of his downfall. For other folios from the same series, see W.G.Archer, Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills, New York, 1973, Vol.1 p.162, no.56 and Vol.2 p.116, no.56; Daljeet and R.M.Cimino, Four Centuries of Rajput Painting, Italy, 2009, p.226, cat.P17; Victoria & Albert Museum (IS.453-1950), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M.75.114.5), and one sold at Christie’s South Kensignton on 10 June 2013 (lot 282).