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Painting of Sita at Ravana's Palace from the Ramayana

Auction:
3212B
Lot:
460
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3212B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 22, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Painting of Sita at Ravana's Palace from the Ramayana, India, Rajasthan, Mewar, 17th/18th century, ink, opaque color and gold on wasli, depicting scenes around the abduction of Sita by the ten-headed demon Ravana, with painted borders and an inscription in a reserve above, framed and glazed, sight size 9 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.

Provenance: Purchased in the U.S. in 1972 and descended in the Steig family.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Not examined out of frame. Loss to upper left and lower left corners, paint/surface loss to upper right, water damage/stain lower right, other smaller areas of staining and paint and gilt loss.


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Keywords

India, United States, Hindu texts, Hinduism, Ikshvaku dynasty, Indian religions, Mewar, Rama, Rama in Jainism, Ramayana, Ravana, Religion, Salakapurusa, Sita

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