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An Illustration from the Mahabharata: Krishna and Pradyumna attempt to rescue Arjuna from the clutches of the demon Nikumbha
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An Illustration from the Mahabharata: Krishna and Pradyumna attempt to rescue Arjuna from the clutches of the demon Nikumbha
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10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
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An Illustration from the Mahabharata: Krishna and Pradyumna attempt to rescue Arjuna from the clutches of the demon Nikumbha
The dramatic illustration depicts a pitched battle between the demon and the duo of Krishna and Pradyumna who attempt to rescue their partner Arjuna from his grip.
Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image 13 by 16 5/8 in. (33 by 42.2 cm.)
folio 14 5/8 by 18 3/8 in. (37.1 by 46.7 cm.) unframed
circa 1820
India, Kangra or Guler
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Catalogue Note

Low lying hills separate the image into two planes. Above we see the demon Nikumbha subduing Arjuna and then nimbly darting in between the clouds as he carries him away, all the while skillfully evading the shower of arrows released by Krishna and Pradyumna from below.

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