1198
1198

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTOR

PICCHAVAI DEPICTING SRINATHJI BEING WORSHIPPED DURING THE FESTIVAL OF ANNAKUT INDIA, NATHDWARA, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
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1198

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTOR

PICCHAVAI DEPICTING SRINATHJI BEING WORSHIPPED DURING THE FESTIVAL OF ANNAKUT INDIA, NATHDWARA, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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PICCHAVAI DEPICTING SRINATHJI BEING WORSHIPPED DURING THE FESTIVAL OF ANNAKUT INDIA, NATHDWARA, 19TH CENTURY
the painting depicting the worship of Shrinathji in his shrine at Nathdwara in Rajasthan, the deity being worshipped during the festival of annakuta with mounds of food placed before the image
65 3/4  by 50 in., 167 by 127 cm
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Provenance

Acquired late 1970's/early 1980's; thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

The panting depicts the worship of Shrinathji in his shrine at Nathdawara in Rajasthan.

Here we see Damodarji II, the principal priest at Nathdwara from 1797-1826, worshipping Shrinathji during an annakuta (mountain of food) ceremony. The ceremony also commemorates the Sapta Swarupotsava or incorporation of all the seven major idols of Shrinathji within the main shrine at Nathadwara, which are shown around the principal deity in the painting.

Compare with another picchavai depicting the same subject illustrated in Amit Ambalal, Krishna as Shrinathji, 1987, p. 66. Also see Sotheby's New York, September 19, 2008, lot 250 for a smaller painting of the same subject.

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