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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

A SIKH NOBLEMAN HOLDS A FALCON
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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323

PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

A SIKH NOBLEMAN HOLDS A FALCON
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 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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A SIKH NOBLEMAN HOLDS A FALCON
Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image: 5 1/4 by 7 1/2 in. (12.7 by 17.7 cm)
folio: 6 1/2 by 8 3/4 in. (15.2 by 20.3 cm)
 

 
India, Punjab Hills, Mandi or Jammu, circa 1830-40
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Provenance

Acquired early 1990's

Catalogue Note

A Sikh nobleman seated with upraised knee, on a dais against a large mauve bolster, smokes a whiff from the long stem of his hookah - a puff of smoke emerging from his nostrils.  He watches as his large hunting falcon, perched on his outstretched gloved arm, peers upwards searching for prey.  A sardar dressed in white muslin, sits respectfully with pressed palms.  Other courtiers attend as a gray-haired groom brings his lord's stallion.  Perhaps based upon a depiction of Guru Gobind Singh, who is often shown holding a raptor and receiving a horse.  The figures seated on a pink and blue carpet, outdoors on a terrace, the trees beyond devoid of leaves. 

Grayish black inner margins, with salmon outer borders and mauve ruled lines.

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

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New York