This palm leaf set from Odisha, India contains a text narration accompanied by skillful drawing of the erotica played out in the Sage Vatsyayana's treatise on the subject. Kama is the deity of sensual love and Rati is the Goddess of passion. Images have been blurred for obvious reasons.
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Age of this article is unknown. However conclusions may be drawn from the evolution of epigraphy displayed in the State Museum at Bhubaneshwar.
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Flash has been used to enhance the clarity of the miniature texts. This has also resulted in brighter colors. The actual color is seen in the last photo featuring the entire group of manuscripts comprising 5 separate lots in the auction catalogue. Rare
MEASUREMENT : 19cm x 4cm x 2cm
CONDITION : Good condition.
NUMBER OF DOUBLE SIDED FOLIO PAGES: 27
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.