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An Illustration from the Mahabharata: Pradyumna and Krishna battle the demon Nikumbha
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10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,000 USD
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17
An Illustration from the Mahabharata: Pradyumna and Krishna battle the demon Nikumbha
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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An Illustration from the Mahabharata: Pradyumna and Krishna battle the demon Nikumbha
Krishna and Pradyuma are shown engaged in a fierce battle with the demon Nikumbha.
Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image 12 5/8 by 16 3/4 in. (32 by 42.5 cm.)
folio 14 1/4 by 18 3/8 in. (36.2 by 46.7 cm.) unframed
circa 1820
India, Kangra or Guler
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Catalogue Note

The multiple representations of the demon not only follow a narrative format but also effectively capture the energy of the scene. Nikumbha seems to be a worthy adversary as he engages the two heroes aggressively and fights back their attempts to subdue him.

Indian Art Including Miniatures & Modern Indian Paintings

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