A COURT SCENE FROM A NALA-DAMAYANTĪ SERIES

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A court scene from a Nala-Damayantī series

Himachal Pradesh, India, ca. 1800-1825

Description: 1 single leaf : paper, ill. ; 297 x 399 mm.

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Recto, A court scene: miniature. Pierpont Morgan Library. Manuscript. M.1017. 1795-1830

Credit: Gift; Paul F. Walter; 1979.

Genres: Illuminated manuscripts--India--Himachal Pradesh--19th century.
Miniatures (Illuminations)--India--Himachal Pradesh--19th century.
Paper.
Single leaves.

Notes: Ms. Basohli School or Chamba School miniature; illuminated in Himachal Pradesh, ca. 1800-1825.
"The story of Nala and Damayantī is one of the most poignant secondary tales of the Mahābhārata. Around 1150, this story became the subject of a makākāvya ... by Śrīarṣa, known as Naiṣadhacarita"--Cf. Schmitz.
"Another leaf from this manuscript is in the Brooklyn Museum"--Cf. Schmitz.
Miniature measures 248 x 354 mm.

Provenance: Paul F. Walter.
Associated Names:Śrīharṣa, 12th cent. Naiṣadhīyacarita.
Walter, Paul F., former owner.
Formatted Place:India--Himachal Pradesh.

Cite as: Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.1017.

Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz.

New York: The Library, 1997, no. 61.35, p. 218-219; figure 282.

Subjects: 1795-1830.

Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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