Lot 852
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TWO MAIDENS FOLD A DIAPHANOUS SARI

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3,000 - 5,000 USD
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Description

  • TWO MAIDENS FOLD A DIAPHANOUS SARI
  • Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper

Literature

Alice Heeramaneck, Masterpieces of Indian Painting, Verona, 1984, pl. 126, p.136

Catalogue Note

Two young maidens fold a red textile - one attentively finding the fold but the other distracted by a daydream - she leans into the trunk of an upright plantain tree lost in thoughts of her absent beloved.

For a painting of a solitary nayika suggestively grasping a plantain tree-trunk refer to W. G. Archer, Visions of Courtly India, London, 1976, cat. 26, pp. 46-47; and W. G. Archer, Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills, London, 1973, cat. 75.

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