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The Holy Family in Shiva's Mount Kailash abode. Parvati, Ganesha and Kartikaya accompanied by musicians attend to and entertain Shiva. Jaipur kalam by a Jaipur artist possibly in Bikaner, circa mid-19th century. Opaque watercolour with pricked and tooled gold on wasli. 31 x 24.5cm

The 19th century saw the migration of many Jaipuri artists to Bikaner. By then the standard of painting had declined but there were produced in around the mid to late 19th century a revival of earlier precison and fine detail which this painting appears to represent.

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Above, below: pricked and striated gilt detail reflecting light

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