www.IndianMiniaturePaintings.co.uk - Indian miniature painting: Folio from a Bhagavata Purana manuscript: rishi Durvasa, King Ambarisha, Vishnu's sudarshan chakra (a weapon used to destroy enemies) hovering between them as nearby the devi Ganga wades through the waters. Marwar, circa mid-19th century. Opaque watercolour with silver and gold on wasli. on paper17.8 x 38.2cm

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Folio from a Bhagavata Purana manuscript: Parashurama fights Sahashrabahu. Marwar, circa mid-19th century. Opaque watercolour with silver and gold on wasli. on paper. 17.8 x 38.2cm

Inside the modest dwelling (in the background) sit Jamadagni (Parashurama's father), Renuka (his mother), and either his brothers or pupils.

I would like to express my gratitude to Tarun Pant for kindly translating the text and Narmada Upadhaya for identifying regional elements in the picture.

Inventory: 000333

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