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Shubh, , Labh (Auspicious Profit)
- 70 x 50 cm., central portrait with titles in red in Hindi; within sigils above, with a svastika, and a coconut with an orange dot in a pot below with ‘Om’ below that, in polychrome gouache/airbrush, signed, partly illegibly, by the artist in the image. N.p., [Ranjood/Anu Kawrei?], n.d., early 1980s. Crisp, bright and fresh image, light edgewear. Ganesha, god of new beginnings, poses with a bowl of laddus, his favourite sweet food, his right first hand is raised in the mudra of protection with an ‘Om’ on the palm. Lakshmi the goddess of fortune stands beside him. “The word ‘svastika’ in Sanskrit means ‘having a good mark” (sva-astika) or, in other words, an auspicious mark” (catalogue note for item 22 in Larsen, Pal and Smith). [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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