Exhibitions/ Art Object

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

Date:
ca. 1710
Culture:
India (Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur)
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 7 3/8 x 4 7/8 in. (18.7 x 12.4 cm) Page: 8 1/2 x 6 1/8 in. (21.6 x 15.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.33
Not on view
Within the palace interior a lady reclines on her bed, restlessly pulling her hair in frustration at the absence of her lover. Her maids are outside, sheltering themselves with their saris from a great thunderstorm that fills the sky. The dark swirling clouds are riven by bolts of lightning. The drama of the storm serves as a metaphor for the turmoil of love.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ragamala Paintings," 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "New Acquisitions in Perspective," 2006.

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

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ragamala: Picturing Sound," June 14, 2014–December 10, 2014.

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