ON HOLD / RESERVED UNTIL NOV 16, 2020
Indian Miniature Painting on Mica
Scene depicts a wedding ceremony with a Child Bride.
Remarkably, elements of both Hindu and Islamic weddings are seen in this ceremony set in Eastern India.
Excellent document narrating a moment in the cultural history of the 1850s in India.
11cm x 20 cm
The watercolour has canted corners to top, as is common with works on mica.
Age unknown but appears to be significantly old.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.