Lot 889
  • 889

A COLLECTION OF ANIMAL THEMED PAINTINGS: GANJIFA (PLAYING CARDS), A JAIN MANUSCRIPT FOLIO WITH 55 AUSPICIOUS ANIMAL SYMBOLS, A STINGRAY AND A RAM

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  • A COLLECTION OF ANIMAL THEMED PAINTINGS: GANJIFA (PLAYING CARDS), A JAIN MANUSCRIPT FOLIO WITH 55 AUSPICIOUS ANIMAL SYMBOLS, A STINGRAY AND A RAM
  • Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper

Catalogue Note

Depicting six cards with various numbers of animals as suits and card rankings.

For a general discussion refer to Rudolf Von Leyden, Ganjifa: The Playing Cards of India, London, 1982.

A pothi (horizontal) page from a Jaina manuscript, containing 55 compartments of auspicious animal signs.

The two studies depicting a stingray and a goat on one sheet, each set against a flat moss-green ground.

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