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Lot 203: VISHNU WITH THE WHITE HORSE TURAGA
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Miniature painting with colors and gold on paper. Northern India, Kashmir, 19th cent.
The white horse Turaga emerged from the churning primordial milk ocean - Vishnu, who plays a leading role, has fetched him. The painting shows four-armed Vishnu with golden crown and radiant nimbus, leading the winged steed, here a symbol for kingship, power and also wisdom. Vishnu could be here more than a Maharaja, depiction in the background of a big white palace compound. Border with partly floral, partly geometric motifs. This miniature originates from a writing of Bhagavadgita with illustration of the ten Avatara Vishnus
LEAF SIZE 14,2 x 9,6 CM
From a German collection