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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 453

    Two pages from a Ramayana Series

    INDIA, CHAMBA, CIRCA 1735

    Price Realised  

    Two pages from a Ramayana Series
    India, Chamba, circa 1735
    The first with Ravana depicted twice, first arriving in his chariot at lower right, and then seated on a throne at upper left with demons standing in supplication before him; the second with Sita at center surrounded by the monkey army as she returns to Rama, both with inscriptions at top
    Ink on paper
    7¾ x 10 5/8 in. (19.5 x 26.9 cm.), folio, the first
    8 x 10 7/8 in. (20.1 x 27.5 cm.), folio, the second (2)


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    Provenance

    Both acquired in October 1977


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Ralph Benkaim