Lot 847
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AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE MARKANDEYA PURANA: THE DIALOG BETWEEN SAGES MARKANDEYA AND JAIMINI:

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  • AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE MARKANDEYA PURANA: THE DIALOG BETWEEN SAGES MARKANDEYA AND JAIMINI:
  • Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper

Literature

Alice Heeramaneck, Masterpieces of Indian Painting, Verona, 1984 pl. 117,  p.127

Catalogue Note

An illustration from the first folio marking the beginning of the Devi Mahatmya section of the Markandeya Purana (Markandeya's recounting of the triumphs of the Great Goddess Devi) depicting the conversation between the older rishi Markandeya and the younger rishi Jaimini. The two sages seated in discussion within a wooded grove next to the river. 

"Jaimuni questions Markandeya Mahamuni (great sage), disciple of Vyasa,
who is possessed of great powers and who is engaged in ascetiscm".

(W. G. Archer, 1976) 

For reference see W. G. Archer, Visions of Courtly India, London, 1976, cat. 17, pp. 28-29 and W. G. Archer, Indian Miniatures, London, 1960, pl. 96.

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