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Title

Asavari ragini

circa 1760

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Awadh Uttar Pradesh India
    Date
    circa 1760
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    17.8 x 12.2 cm image; 42.0 x 29.0 cm sheet
    Credit
    Gift of Dr J Masselos 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    100.2021
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  • About

    Ragini paintings are illustrated metaphors for ragas, or elements of music. This Asavari ragini from a Ragamala (Garland of melodies) series shows a female protagonist (nayika) sitting on a rocky outcrop and playing a pungi flute to charm snakes.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition