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A Hindu Tantric Painting
A Hindu Tantric Painting


A Hindu Tantric Painting
India, Pahari, circa 1780-1800
Depicting from top to bottom: Shiva, Sakti, Vishnu on his conch with Brahma sprouting from his navel and Lakshmi, Harihara, four-headed Brahma, and the Trimurti below, painted against a gold ground forming the stylized seed syllable Ohm, surrounded by a dark blue floral border with gold painted scrollwork
12¼ x 9 5/8 in. (31.1 x 24.4 cm.)
Sir Yehudi Menuhin

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Compare to another example in the Ajit Mookerjee collection published by P. Rawson in Tantra, 1971, p. 102, no. 516.

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