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A Group of Eleven illustrations from a Devi Series: Devi's Battle with Mahisha
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
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19
A Group of Eleven illustrations from a Devi Series: Devi's Battle with Mahisha
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Indian Art Including Miniatures & Modern Indian Paintings

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A Group of Eleven illustrations from a Devi Series: Devi's Battle with Mahisha

The group of illustrations depicts various stages of Devi's struggle against the the buffalo demon Mahisha culminating in her final victory over him.


Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image 9 5/8 by 12 7/8 in. (24.4 by 32.8 cm.) and slightly smaller
folio 113/8 by 14 1/2 in. (29 by 36.8 cm.) and slightly smaller, unframed [11], 1 illustrated
circa 1770
India, Mandi
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Catalogue Note

Compare with another illustration from a Devi Mahatmya series from Mandi, see Joachim Bauutze, Lotosmond und Löwenritt : Indische Miniaturmalerei, 1991, cat. 19, p. 70. Also compare with a similar series sold at Sotheby's New York, September 20, 2005, lot 124.

Indian Art Including Miniatures & Modern Indian Paintings

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New York