Model Book

ink on paper
Nepal, 19th cent.
size: 74,5 x 20,7 cm.

Very interesting, incomplete modelbook for a painter, in leporello-form. Most of the deities are Buddhist, but there is also a drawing of Krishna Kalyadamana, a faithful rendering of the famous 7th century sculpture in the former Royal Palace on Hanuman Dhoka, Kathmandu. The drawings are by at least two different hands.

on Nepalese model books, see;
P.Pal, Art of Nepal, a Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection, Los Angeles 1985, p. 145 ff.
M.L.B Blom, Depicted Deities, Painters’ Model books in Nepal, Groningen 1989.

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