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Bangali Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Date:
1709
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Amber)
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gilt on paper
Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. (34.9 x 23.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1958
Accession Number:
58.1.8
Not on view
The Amber ragamala text of which this work is a part offers the following description of this ragini: “Her sari, soaked with kesara [saffron], is enchanting. [Her] musk caste mark at the forehead bewitches the mind. The lovable [woman has] matted locks and ash in her[?] palms. [She has] smeared srikhands [white sandalwood paste] all over her body. The trident in her arm is resplendent. Such is the beauty of Bangali.”
Inscription: Inscribed on back (five lines): "Bangali Bhairuki ragini."

Marking: On back: 78 Bijay Singh
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ragamala Paintings," 1995.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ragamala Paintings," 1999.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ragamala Paintings," 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ragamala Paintings," 2006.

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