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An Illustration from the Mahabharata: Pradyumna and Krishna outside the demon Nikumbha's den
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An Illustration from the Mahabharata: Pradyumna and Krishna outside the demon Nikumbha's den
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 24,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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An Illustration from the Mahabharata: Pradyumna and Krishna outside the demon Nikumbha's den

This and the two following illustrations possibly represent the story related in the Vishnu Parva of the Mahabharata, where the demon Nikumbha abducts the princess Bhanumati who is later rescued by Krishna.


Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image 12 3/4 by 16 7/8 in. (32.4 by 42.9 cm.)
folio 14 1/2 by 18 5/8 in. (36.8 by 47.2 cm.) unframed
circa 1820
India, Kangra or Guler
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Catalogue Note

In this painting we see Krishna and his son Pradyumna outside the demon's lair, challenging him to battle.

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