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Lot 261

North Indian Pabuji Ki Phad Painting

Estimate: $200 - $300

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early/mid 20th century, narrative painting depicting the folk-deity Pabuji, water based pigment on canvas, 120-1/2 x 31-1/2 in.

Note: This painting depicts Pabuji, a legendary 14th century Rathore Rajput chief of Rajasthan who is worshiped in Northern India as a folk-deity and incarnation of Laksmana. The epic of Pabuji is one among several stories of folk-deities often depicted in the form of phad paintings, which are long canvas paintings used in the performances of the Bhopas - traveling bard priests who narrate and perform episodes from the various stories.

Provenance: Private Collection


some handling creases and cracks to paint throughout, minor fraying at edges