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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 310

    Mythological narrative with Gandhabherunda

    INDIA, ANDHRA PRADESH, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    Mythological narrative with Gandhabherunda
    India, Andhra Pradesh, early 20th century
    Depicting the double-sided bird motif at center with elephants and lions at center, green figures with a hunter at right and another green figure with a king at left
    Opaque pigments on textile
    34½ x 16¼ in. (87.6 x 41.2 cm.)


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    Gandhabherunda is a mythical double bird or Garuda that demonstrates its supernatural power by carrying the gajasimha (lion-trampling elephant) in each claw and supporting further elephants on its wings.