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Title

Gujari Ragini

circa 1750


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This is a ragamala painting of the type that often features women taking pleasure in quiet pastimes in an effort to hold the loneliness felt by absent lovers at bay. In this work a woman is seated outside in a courtyard. She holds a musical instrument and is attended by a servant. The woman appears to call the attention of a bird in the tree, possibly in an attempt to send her lover a message.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011


Details


Place where the work was made

Deccan India


Cultural origin

North Deccan


Date

circa 1750


Materials used

opaque watercolour (gouache) on paper


Dimensions

33.0 x 25.4 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of Dr Nigel and Mrs Norma Hawkins 2010. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

34.2010



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Christie's London (Editor), Christie's London: Important Islamic and Indian Manuscripts and Miniatures, London, 24 Apr 1980, 29. lot no. 62