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A Set of Six Yogic Paintings
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A Set of Six Yogic Paintings

INDIA, 19TH CENTURY

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A Set of Six Yogic Paintings
India, 19th Century
Six different pieces in this set of paintings, the first in three registers with Ganesha in an stylized gateway, the serpent Ananta and a Tortoise, the ocean at the bottom with fish, a crab and a frog; the second painting depicting a hybrid Vishnu-Shiva figure with consort, two stylized lotus circles with four attendants in the middle register, and a composite creature with a human head, horse's body, wings, and peacock's tail, suckled by a calf; the third painting consisting of two registers, the top portraying an imprint of two feet, the lower register containing a narrow, leafy tree, interspersed with Sanskrit inscriptions; the fourth painting with three registers depicting a lotus circle in which Vishnu and Lakshmi ride atop flying Garuda, a red stylized bird hovering above a yantra, and Brahma and his consort riding on a gander at the bottom; the fifth painting with four registers, with Shiva and Parvati sitting on a lion, Brahma and his consort on a lion, and a five headed deity (Brahma?) sitting atop a lion, the bottom register portraying a Five headed Vishnu with ten arms; the sixth painting with two registers, with a frontal view of Shiva merging into a lotus circle above, and a circle below depicting Shiva, Parvati, and Nandi, and a conch resting on a lotus
All Approx. 37 x 8 in. (93.5 X 20 cm.) (6)
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