www.IndianMiniaturePaintings.co.uk - Indian miniature painting: Mahabharata illustration. Deccani regional style. Circa late 18th -early 19th century. Opaque watercolour on wasli. 13.4 x 24.2cm

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Mahabharata illustration. Deccani sub-court style. Circa late 18th -early 19th century. Opaque watercolour on wasli. 13.4 x 24.2cm

Featuring early on in the Mahabhrata, we see from left to right King Shantanu of Kuru, the devi Ganga (goddess of the Ganges) and their son Bhishma. This was their 8th child who has a prominent role in later episodes.

Ref: Deccan Shantanu Ganga Bhishma 24911

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