Auction 10.06.2013

Christie's
10 June 2013, London, South Kensington

Datum der Auktion: 10.06.2013

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A painting of Shiva seated on a lotus

A painting of Shiva seated on a lotus India, Basohli, circa 1720 The ash-covered god seated cross-legged on a pink lotus, wearing a white and gold dhoti and marked with yellow sandalwood paste on his arms, neck and forehead, a silver crescent moon above his third eye and a golden vessel in his lap

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting of a deity holding a bow and arrow

A painting of a deity holding a bow and arrow India, Bilaspur, 1700-1720 The deity standing facing left in profile, wearing a golden crown, pearl and gold jewelry, yellow dhoti , green kammarband and purple scarf edged in gold, his skin marked with white paste, with a quiver of arrows secured around

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting of Hanuman

A painting of Hanuman India, Bilaspur, 1700-1720 The monkey god in animated profile facing left, wearing a green veshti and yellow sash, golden bells around his torso and a golden crown with pink lotus petals, surrounded by red borders, the verso with a collector's stamp Opaque pigments and gold on

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a dispersed Ragamala series: Bhairavi Ragini

A painting from a dispersed Ragamala series: Bhairavi Ragini India, Chamba, circa 1690 With an elegantly dressed woman seated within a marble pavilion and petting Nandi, whose tail curls in delight, a tree to the right and cypress trees above, all extending into the red borders, the verso with an

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a dispersed Ragamala series: Kedara Raga

A painting from a dispersed Ragamala series: Kedara Raga India, Chamba, circa 1690 With a man seated on a pink carpet against an orange bolster, wearing all white and holding a diaphanous yellow scarf, gesturing to a woman squatting on a blue stool in front of a stove and stirring a silver pot with

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a dispersed Ragamala series: Kuntala Raga

A painting from a dispersed Ragamala series: Kuntala Raga India, Chamba, circa 1690 Showing an elegantly clothed couple standing before a bird coop, the husband feeding the birds and his wife with her hand on his shoulder, with a pair of birds and another of doves in the foreground, a warm brown

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from the Devi Mahatmya : Kali Victorious

A painting from the Devi Mahatmya : Kali Victorious North India, early 19th century The enormous goddess standing astride a defeated demon, holding a noose, sword, shield, and rib cage in her four hands, adorned with a garland of severed heads, her tongue wagging and her hair a shock of wild locks

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a Dashavatara series: Vamana

A painting from a Dashavatara series: Vamana India, Mandi, circa 1820-30 The dwarf avatar of Vishnu standing before the seated royal couple as they pour water from a golden vessel to welcome him, with a prince standing behind the king and demon attendants all around, the scene set outside under a

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a Dashavatara series: Matsya

A painting from a Dashavatara series: Matsya India, Mandi, circa 1820-30 Blue-skinned Vishnu emerging from his fish avatar and holding four manuscript pages in his hands, his golden mace, conch shell and lotus tucked into his dhoti , while the beheaded green-skinned demon slowly sinks below the

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a Dashavatara series: Kalki

A painting from a Dashavatara series: Kalki India, Mandi, circa 1820-30 The tenth avatar of Vishnu seated upon a low throne, wearing yellow robes and chain mail and carrying a shield and sword, facing an elegantly caparisoned white winged horse, surrounded by flowering and cypress trees and grass

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A folio from the Bhagavata Purana : Krishna and Balarama defeat the demon...

A folio from the Bhagavata Purana : Krishna and Balarama defeat the demon Dhenukasura India, Kangra, circa 1830-1840 Krishna at centre leaning down to grab the leg of the unconscious donkey-demon Dhenukasura, who is also shown hanging by his hindquarters from a tree above, with his brother Balarama

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from the Devi Mahatmya : Messengers describe Devi's rejection to...

A painting from the Devi Mahatmya : Messengers describe Devi's rejection to the demon king India, Garhwal, late 18th century The red-skinned demon Shumbha seated against a yellow bolster at right, backed by his brother Nishumbha and talking to his messenger, Sugriva, with demon courtiers and

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from the Mahabharata

A painting from the Mahabharata India, Jaipur, circa 1800 A donkey-headed king seated on a golden throne and in conversation with two princes who have been escorted to him, with a number of animal-headed attendants standing to the right and seated in the foreground, all in an open courtyard before a

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a dispersed Harivamsa series

A painting from a dispersed Harivamsa series Attributed to Purkhu India, Kangra, circa 1800-1820 With Indra astride his white elephant Airavata at center, Jayanta next to him in a horse-drawn chariot and both facing Krishna and Satyaki seated on golden Garuda, with Jayanta shown again above engaged

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a dispersed Harivamsa series

A painting from a dispersed Harivamsa series Attributed to Purkhu India, Kangra, circa 1800-1820 Of large size depicting several gold and silver boats with animal figureheads filled with frolicking revelers departing the bank at right and proceeding through the night, their path lit by torches, each

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 35.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting of the marriage of Krishna and Rukmini

A painting of the marriage of Krishna and Rukmini India, Garhwal, early 19th century Krishna crowned and seated at centre holding a long spoon and pushing aside his veil, his wife Rukmini seated beside him with her hand guiding his wrist, a pair of brahmins seated before them performing the ceremony

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting of the Devi Enthroned

A painting of the Devi Enthroned India, Mandi, circa 1810 With the goddess seated on a lotus over a golden throne, holding lotuses, a bow and arrow, and a golden elephant goad in her six hands, surrounded by devotees with offerings, flywhisks, and one holding a mirror so she can see her visage, all

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting of Anantasayana

A painting of Anantasayana India, Kangra, circa 1830 Vishnu reclining in deep sleep against the giant hood of the serpent Shesha while Lakshmi massages his feet, dressed in a yellow dhoti with golden crown and his implements lying next to him, a lotus stem rising from his navel supporting a pink

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a dispersed Nayika series: Abhisarika Nayika

A painting from a dispersed Nayika series: Abhisarika Nayika India, Guler, circa 1810-1820 Depicting the heroine at right braving the dark, turning back to a female ghoul at left who holds a child and gestures a warning to the nayika , her jewelry coming loose as cobras take the place of her

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from the Ramayana

A painting from the Ramayana India, Kangra, circa 1780 Depicting three scenes, including Sita performing darshan at a small shrine at lower left, her maid leading her to meet Rama and Lakshmana, who collect blossoms from a tree at lower right, and above the two brothers departing, leaving behind

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting of ladies bathing near Shaiva shrines

A painting of ladies bathing near Shaiva shrines India, Jaipur, early 19th century Depicting several women frolicking in the silver lotus-filled water, their discarded clothes under a tree which also shelters a seated woman who is having her hair combed, with two lingam-yonis on platforms at left

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from the Adhyatam Ramayana : Bharadwaja with Rama, Sita and...

A painting from the Adhyatam Ramayana : Bharadwaja with Rama, Sita and Lakshmana India, Jaipur, 19th century Lakshmana, Sita, Rama and sage Bharadwaja shown at left with his followers, and again at right seated before the leafy huts of his hermitage with Lakshmana standing guard, a lotus-filled

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting of a prince listening to music in a garden

A painting of a prince listening to music in a garden India, Kotah, circa 1800 Seated against a tree on a low throne holding his shield and arrows and attended by musicians, while in the midground a group of ladies bestow flowers on his camel as it drinks from their fountain, set amidst a verdant

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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Maharana Sangram Singh hunting wild boar

Maharana Sangram Singh hunting wild boar India, Udaipur, circa 1720 With the king shown twice, first in a blind atop a hill with his companions observing the boar, then again in the grassy foreground when the boar has been captured and he is hunting it with bow and arrow, with several attendants and

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting of Maharana Jagat Singh and his family worshipping at the...

A painting of Maharana Jagat Singh and his family worshipping at the Eklingji temple India, Mewar, circa 1750 With the king and his sons seated and his wives standing at center, another prince and two monks standing at left, all making offerings to the enshrined lingam-yoni capped by a golden snake

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting of Krishna playing the flute

A painting of Krishna playing the flute India, Kishangarh, circa 1800 Krishna seated on a plush throne with the flute raised to his lips, dressed in a floral-patterned dhoti and adorned with pearl necklaces and sashes, his face in profile with curly locks of hair and a jeweled headdress with a

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a dispersed manuscript mounted on a folio from the...

A painting from a dispersed manuscript mounted on a folio from the FARHANG-I JAHANGIRI India, Mughal period, circa 1590-1600 and 1608-09 Depicting a battle scene in a rocky landscape with an army chasing horse riders across hills, laid down between gilt floral borders on a folio from the Farhang-i

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting from a Ragamala series: Dipak Raga

A painting from a Ragamala series: Dipak Raga India, Mughal period, circa 1780 A couple embracing on a bed at night, surrounded by female musicians and attendants, all in a marble pavilion lit by candles in the foreground which cast the shadows of the standing attendants onto the wall behind, a

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A large picchvai of Shrinathji and gopis

A large picchvai of Shrinathji and gopis India, Nathdwara, 19th century Srinathji at center backed by a silver screen, flanked by gopis on either side with trees behind them, gods and goddesses in celestial vimanas flying through the sky centered by a silver moon, a temple on top of Mount Govardhan

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013

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A painting of Rama and Sita

A painting of Rama and Sita India, Jaipur, circa 1800 With Sita and Rama seated at center on a golden throne beneath an elaborate parasol and Lakshmana at left holding a peacock feather fan standing with Bharata and Shratrughna, female attendants and musicians at right and Hanuman and Garuda

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 10.06.2013