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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

A NOBLEMAN MEDITATING AT A SHRINE BESIDE A WATERFALL

 

Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

A NOBLEMAN MEDITATING AT A SHRINE BESIDE A WATERFALL

 

Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 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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A NOBLEMAN MEDITATING AT A SHRINE BESIDE A WATERFALL

 

Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image: 9 1/4 by 6 1/2 in. (22.8 by 15.2 cm)
folio: 11 1/2 by 7 3/4 in. (27.9 by 17.7 cm)
 

 
India, Mughal, second half of the 17th Century
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Provenance

Acquired 1990's

Catalogue Note

A superb depiction of a nobleman wearing a green cape over green robes sitting with folded knees on a silk mat on a terrace before a white marble shrine - silent in prayerful meditation.  His pagri with earflaps down positioned against the chill weather.  He fingers a strand of rosary beads with both hands.  Behind him a hilly yellow landscape filled with scrub grass and small plants rises like a wall - a silvery stylized waterfall flows downhill past a solitary leafy tree.  Gold streaks in the evening sky at the upper right corner.

With gold inner margins between black and white rules.  Natural/buff outer borders.  Inscribed in black in Nasta'liq script in the top border.

An open folio set in front of him contains a minute inscription in Nasta'liq script (illegible).  Another inscription in gold script on the dome of the white shrine containing two lines of prayers and "Mohammad Ahmed Rehmatullah" possibly the name of the individual commemorated.

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

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New York