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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

A MELEE DURING HOLI
Estimate
8,00012,000
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298

PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

A MELEE DURING HOLI
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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A MELEE DURING HOLI
Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image: 8 3/4 by 5 1/4 in. (20.3 by 12.7 cm)
folio: 10 1/2 by 8 3/4 in. (25.4 by 20.3 cm)
 

 
India, Northern Deccan or Bikaner, early to mid-18th Century
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Provenance

Acquired 1990's

Catalogue Note

Good-natured pandemonium breaks loose in the zenana during the Springtime festival of Holi.  A crowd of ladies in the harem throw red dye and spray scented water from syringes as they express their affection towards their companions on a white marble terrace of a garden pavilion.  Some attempt to quickly refill their syringes from the pool in the foreground - but are interrupted at times by their friends.  Musicians play a vigorous beat.  A princess stands watching behind the crowd identifiable only by a red nimbus. 

With buff/natural inner and dark blue outer borders between gold red and white ruled lines.

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

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New York