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Raja Ravi Varma
Untitled (Shiva)


In the present lot, Raja Ravi Varma depicts Shiva as Dakshinamurthy. Dakshinamurthy, literally "south facing," is a representation of Shiva as a divine teacher of spirituality and yoga, who imparts knowledge and wisdom of a cosmic scale. Shiva is typically depicted seated cross-legged, as seen in the present lot. As Yoga Dakshinamurthy, he is shown seated with his right leg lowered, and his left leg folded, bound by a band or yogapatta,...



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  Lot 65 of 150  


Estimate
$461,540 - 769,235
Rs 3,00,00,000 - 5,00,00,000






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ARTWORK DETAILS

Raja Ravi Varma
Untitled (Shiva)
Signed and dated 'Ravi Varma 1903' (lower right)
1903
Oil on canvas
29.5 x 21.5 in (74.7 x 54.9 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE
REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

This painting bears an authentication certificate from the Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation

PROVENANCE:
Gifted by the Nizam of Hyderabad to the Tomar Family for services rendered, circa 1940s, by repute
Thence by descent
Private Collection, New Delhi
Acquired from the above

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 


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