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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

KING DASARATHA CONSULTS SAGE VASISTHA: AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE RAMAYANA
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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1209

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

KING DASARATHA CONSULTS SAGE VASISTHA: AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE RAMAYANA
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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KING DASARATHA CONSULTS SAGE VASISTHA: AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE RAMAYANA
The finely executed illustration in narrative format depicting King Dasaratha consulting with sage Vasistha in the upper register and the sage exiting the palace in the lower register as he is led away by the King's trusted charioteer Sumantra.

The scene is set at the beginning of the epic Ramayana and portrays King Dasaratha's quandary at the risk posed to his sixteen year old son Rama who has been requested by the powerful sage Vishwamitra to accompany him to his forest abode and vanquish the demons there who have been disturbing his penance.


Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image: 10 1/4 by 14 3/4 in., 26 by 37.6 cm
folio: 11 3/4 by 16 in., 30 by 40.7 cm
INDIA, JAIPUR, MID-19TH CENTURY
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