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Title

Gormalar Ragini

circa 1780

Artists

Unknown Artist

No image
  • Details

    Alternative title
    Gormalar Ragini: woman with two peacocks
    Place where the work was made
    Hyderabad Telangana India
    Date
    circa 1780
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    25.5 x 16.5 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr J Masselos 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    103.2021
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  • About

    Pictures of sound, Ragamala (Garland of melodies) paintings often feature a woman as personification of a passage of music. The central woman in this image from Hyderabad is flanked by a pair of peacocks while her companion creates the music. Ragamala paintings often show women distracting themselves with music as they long for absent lovers.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication