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Lord Ayyappan in a yogic posture – II - STUDIO E JESUDASS - 9999. [1270898]
- 74.5 x 53.5 cm., upper portion with central portrait of Ayyappan aka Manikandan: “with gem around his neck” and wearing a garland, below red curtains, on a golden pedestal with an elaborate golden surround, bells and oil lamps are suspended either side of him, he is in turn suspended over a pilgrimage site (possibly Sabarimala) he is flanked on his lower right by an idol of Ganesha and a Lingam in a Yoni, a bell and a bowl of fruit with lighted incense and to his right by a hooded cobra and 7 oil lamps in a row. In polychrome gouache within a painted white border on paper covered card, holograph annotations in pencil on verso, signed by the artist in the illustration. N.p.[Sivakasi?], Studio E. Jesudass, [Sree Lakshmi Agencies], n.d., Roughly executed top edge with colour overlapping into borders, the lower portion with some splashes of paint and other fluids. Bright and crisp image. Ayappan, wearing his famous jewel around his neck, is posed with his legs bound, as with the other two in this collection, and like one of them he is on a golden pedestal. Smith felt that Ayyappan’s “.marketability beyond a certain radius of his primary shrine is very striking.” (p-20 Larson, Pal & Smith). [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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