Lot 888
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TWO PROVINCIAL RAJASTHANI PAINTED FRAGMENTS: A DREAMING NAYIKA, DHOLA AND MARU

Estimate
800 - 1,200 USD
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2,750 USD
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  • TWO PROVINCIAL RAJASTHANI PAINTED FRAGMENTS: A DREAMING NAYIKA, DHOLA AND MARU
  • Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper

Catalogue Note

A fully dressed nayika lies asleep, dreaming on a canopied bed with an indigo coverlet. Her head and feet propped on pillows - her body twisting slightly.  Against a brilliant vermilion red ground, its emotionally-charged color and tall upstanding trees, perhaps an indication of her passionate thoughts of her absent - but soon to return - beloved.

The second, an expressive and "folkish" illustration from a thikana (province) of Marwar depicting the two lovers, Dhola and Maru, riding a mauve-colored camel.

 

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