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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    KRISHNA SLAYS THE DEMON VYOMASURA

    KANGRA OR GULER, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1840

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    KRISHNA SLAYS THE DEMON VYOMASURA
    KANGRA OR GULER, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1840
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, blue-skinned Krishna seizes the demon Vyomasura by two limbs and casts him down, the demon Vyomasura is shown a second time in his true form and slain below, Balarama to the left holding a stake, the shepherd boys captured by Vyomasura on the right, the figures identified with white devanagari inscriptions, within gold and polychrome floral borders on wide red-speckled margins mounted on card, framed and glazed
    Painting 7 5/8 x 11in. (19.4 x 27.8cm.); folio 9½ x 12 7/8in. (24 x 32.6cm.)


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