Exhibitions/ Art Object

Shri Raga: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Date:
mid-17th century
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (20.9 x 12.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Phillips, Gold and Company, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.163
Not on view
Here the ruler is seen playing a rudra vina, accompanied by two musicians. This rare representation of ruler as performer appears in paintings from the Bundi and Kota courts. The work also references the fall harvest festivals, a time for relaxing and celebration. The complex architectural setting and the jewel-like treatment of flowering tree are typical of Bundi painting.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selections for the Opening of The Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries," 1994.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indian Paintings," 1994–95.

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: Picturing Sound," June 14, 2014–December 10, 2014.

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