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Venkateswara (Balaji)
- 67.9 x 54 cm., central figure in polychrome gouache on black background with a white border on the top edge; overpainting/ masking in background, rough holograph annotations in pencil on verso. N.p., n.p., n.d., Patinated, crudely repaired from verso and recto with tape on top right corner and in white border which has pinholes, edges worn, areas on right edge of background revealing previous illustration [s], one area of loss from a tear in the background area of the top right corner. A sublime and interesting palimpsest that wears the marks of changing fashions and the hands of the hacks, the so-called ‘copy-masters’. Venkateswara is an aspect of Vishnu, the dark faced idol is depicted standing in a golden arch, armoured in gold, garlanded on a golden pedestal. This seems to be a depiction of the deity in the most holy sanctum of the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Tirumala.
      [Bookseller: Tenderbooks]
Last Found On: 2016-11-24           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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