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AN ILLUSTRATED BRAHMANICAL PAPER SCROLL
Bhagavata Purana, India, 18th century

52 feet x 4¼ inches. The text handwritten in Sanskrit between gold floral borders, interrupted periodically with vignette or full-width illustrations of Vishnu seated on a tiger skin and teaching a prince or lesser person, totalling 53 illustrations, all executed with earth colors and gold. The paper shows minor wear at edges, and some tears previously repaired. Overall in good condition.

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