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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

PARVATI AND SHIVA SHARE THE INTOXICATING DATURA FRUIT
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
313

PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

PARVATI AND SHIVA SHARE THE INTOXICATING DATURA FRUIT
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 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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PARVATI AND SHIVA SHARE THE INTOXICATING DATURA FRUIT
Ink with color on paper mounted on archival buff paper
image: 9 3/4 by 10 1/2 in. (22.8 by 25.4 cm)
India, Pahari, Guler, circa 1780's
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Provenance

Private collection from 1950's
Acquired 1988

Catalogue Note

Shiva and Parvati exchange tender glances as they exchange the small round datura nut.  A snake winds around his neck and long locks as she demurely holds the edge of her veil.  The only other versions of the composition known are in the Smithsonian Freer Museum/Sackler Gallery (accession no. S1986.468) and another from the Coomaraswamy Collection, illustrated in S. Lee, Rajput Painting, New York, 1916, pl. LXIV. Our present drawing likely pre-dates these given its spontaneity and refinement. 

An exceptionally rare Pahari drawing with unusually large scale figures executed in a highly confident hand.

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

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New York