TEST ITEM - Scene from the Devimahatmya, Sirohi, India, 18th century

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TEST ITEM - Scene from the Devimahatmya, Sirohi, India, 18th century

Scene from the Devimahatmya, Sirohi, India, 18th century,

gouache and gold on paper, showing Durga after the killing of the demon Shumba, attended by Krishna and his comrades, ten lines of devanagari on either side. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 5th July 1974; Maggs Bros., London;

Private collection, Germany. The Devimahatmya (Glorification of the Goddess) is a major section of the Markandeya Purana, an epic probably composed around the eight century AD. In this 700-verse work, the story is told of the goddess's battle with the asuras, demons of untruthfulness. For another group of Devimahatmya paintings in the Lahore Museum, see Pahari Paintings, F. S. Aijazuddin, London, 1977, pl.41ff.

Size: 140x215mm
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Condition: One or two tears, stains and holes
Estimate: £300 – 500
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