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Vairari Ragini, Wife of Bhairav Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Date:
early 18th century
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Amber)
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gilt on paper
Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (34.9 x 24.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1958
Accession Number:
58.1.7
Not on view
The set to which this page belongs seems to be a slightly later copy of the 1709 Amber ragamala series. The poetic description of Vairari Ragini in that set reads:

Know [her] full of skills and extremely handsome. [She] puts on her ears a bud of the flower of the kalpariksha [wish tree]. [She] wears a kankana [wristlet] and [her] snakelike hair loose. [She is] white-complexioned and wears white garments. Her mind is attached to the color of the lover [fully devoted to him]. She wishes to dally with the hero.
Marking: Written on back: 76; Bijay Singh.
[ Vishnu Lall , New York, until 1958, sold to MMA]
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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