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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

THE GODDESS DURGA BATTLING MAHISHASURA
Estimate
2,5003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
271

PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

THE GODDESS DURGA BATTLING MAHISHASURA
Estimate
2,5003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from The Cleveland Museum of Art

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THE GODDESS DURGA BATTLING MAHISHASURA
Ink with black chalk and white bodycolor on paper
image: 10 by 6 3/4 in. (25.4 by 15.2 cm)
folio: 11 1/4 by 7 3/4 in. (28 by 17.8 cm)
India, Rajasthan, Kotah, mid-late 18th Century
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Provenance

Oscar Leneman Collection
Acquired mid-1970's

Catalogue Note

The goddess Durga with her many arms and weapons vigorously battling her enemy, the asura king Mahishasura - seen here in human form - trying to defend himself with sword and dagger, but in vain.  Crowned and nimbate she leaps thrusting downward delivering the coup de grace with her lance and katar (fist dagger).

This remarkably energetic drawing - with its numerous pentimenti and compositional changes in white bodycolor is extremely vigorous and lively - like a whirlwind.  At the same time its composition is confident.  We feel its action and its turbulent windmilling energy as the forces of good clash against evil.

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from The Cleveland Museum of Art

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New York