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Ramayana illustration: the coronation of Rama. Punjab Plains, circa mid-19th century. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. 27.5 x 24cm
This painting shows elements of Pahari (hill) Painting at mandi particularly the style of Sajnu, but has borders of the type produced in the Plains. It may be by a Mandi artist who travelled there in search of new clients and commissions.
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Above: gilt detail reflecting light
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