Malavakusika Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragmala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)
early 17th century
India (Rajasthan, Amber?)
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Image: 8 5/8 x 7 3/8 in. (21.9 x 18.7 cm)
Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1987
Not on view
A prince, fanned by an attendant, is taking pan, a refreshing and slightly narcotic mixture of betel nut, powdered lime, and condiments wrapped in a leaf.