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Auction: The Doris Wiener Collection
was auctioned on: 20 March 2012
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A folio from the Bhagavata Purana: Krishna slays the demon N...

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Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000
Price realised:  US$50,000
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A folio from the Bhagavata Purana : Krishna slays the demon Narakasura
INDIA, RAJASTHAN, BIKANER, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
A folio from the Bhagavata Purana : Krishna slays the demon Narakasura India, Rajasthan, Bikaner, early 18th century Krishna depicted five times, at center right in conversation with a woman inside a palace, at top center flying through the air with his wife Satyabhama, twice in the palace at left greeting holy men and then a gathering of women, and in the foreground slaying the demon Narakasura, who is shown once withstanding Krishna's attack, and then again lying on the ground beheaded, all in a hilly landscape with a river receding into the hills Opaque pigments on wasli heightened with gold 9 1/8 x 12½ in. (23.2 x 31.7 cm.), painting 11¾ x 14 1/8 in. (29.8 x 35.9 cm.), folio

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Doris Wiener Collection
Date of the auction: 20 Mar 2012
Address: Christie's
20 March 2012, New York, Rockefeller Center