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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

    GARUDA DEVOURS ELEPHANTS

    PROBABLY UDAIPUR, MEWAR, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1760

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    GARUDA DEVOURS ELEPHANTS
    PROBABLY UDAIPUR, MEWAR, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1760
    Opaque pigments on paper, the fierce bird with flaming feathers, holding elephants in its beak and claws, standing within a hilly landscape on dark blue ground, within blue, black and silver rules and red borders
    8 x 7 1/8in. (20.4 x 18.3cm.)


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    In order to get the strength to steal the nectar of immortality (amrita) from the gods, Garuda devours six elephants.

    Provenance

    Ex Oscar Leneman Collection
    Sotheby’s Colonnade, London, 18 October 1996, lot 64


    Literature

    Patrick Carre, Dieux, tigres et amours, Miniatures indiennes du XVe au XXe siecle, Collection d'Oscar Leneman, Paris, 1993, pp.88-89.