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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 65

    SHIVA AND PARVATI ON NANDI

    PROBABLY GULER, PUNJAB HILLS, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1820

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    SHIVA AND PARVATI ON NANDI
    PROBABLY GULER, PUNJAB HILLS, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1820
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, together on the bull Nandi's back, gazing lovingly at each other, a leopard skin on their shoulders, Shiva holds a tambourine, a lone tree in the background, with blue and pink border between black rules, the protective fly-leaf with six lines of black devanagari script probably an extract from a devotional text, the reverse with inscriptions in ink and pencil
    9 1/8 x 7 3/8in. (23.1 x 18.8cm.)


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    A closely related depiction of Shiva and Parvati with Nandi in the Lahore Museum is attributed to Guler circa 1820 (F. S. Aijazuddin, Pahari Paintings & Sikh Portraits in the Lahore Museum, 1977, no.51, p.55).