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Title

Lalit Ragini

circa 1780

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Hyderabad Telangana India
    Date
    circa 1780
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    23.6 x 16.9 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr J Masselos 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    104.2021
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  • About

    Lalit is a song, or raga, of the early morning. The moon still visible in the twinkling sky, the lover of the forlorn reclining woman is preparing to depart after an amorous night. The garlands of flowers in his hands represent the happiness of their love, a connection further emphasised by the pairings of cypress trees beyond the wall, itself finely decorated with trees in niches. The architecture shows strong Mughal influence, probably inspired by the establishment of the Mughal Asafiya dynasty in the Deccan by the Nizam al Mulk (1671–1748).

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication