A lord, holding a gold vina and seated on a jeweled throne under a parasol, listens attentively to an bearded musician perform Sri Raga. The music conveying a mood of majesty, contemplation and meditation. An attendant waves a chowrie (flywhisk) and holds the lord's sheathed sword - both symbols of royal authority.
Good and stable overall condition as viewed. Some losses to white pigments in the architecture on right, the textile on the throne and the white garment of the seated musician on left. Loss to paper on the extreme lower right margin progressing into image is clearly seen in catalog illustration. A further small area of loss to the red folio is seen in the upper left margin. A small diagonal crack to the paper on the upper left in the band of yellow has been repaired. Losses to skin tones on the face of the seated musician, holding a vina at left and on the face of the standing attendant holding a sword on the right. Minor rubbing to pigments in an area at center left beneath the trees on the green jama of standing attendant to right and the black border behind seated attendant to left. This lot is exhibited in a temporary frame. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.