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- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy 1877 - 1947
This drawing is one of a series that illustrates the love story of the heroic Nala and the beautiful Damayanti, a tale that forms part of the renowned Hindu epic, The Mahabharata (Great Story of the Bharatas). The heroine Damayanti is shown leaving in a palanquin for her new home after the completion of her wedding ceremonies. The artist has used the convention of continuous narrative to depict a sequence of events. The heroine's husband Nala watches the preparations from a balcony at the top left, but he is also shown in his carriage at the upper right. Preceded by trumpeters, he is surrounded by attendants carrying the wedding gifts.
- Published References
- Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. cat. 80, pp. 136-137.
- Schuyler Cammann. Ancient Symbols in Modern Afghanistan. vol. 2 Washington and Ann Arbor, 1957. p. 22, note 63.
- Masters of Indian Painting. Exh. cat. Zurich. pp. 687-718.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
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