- Khambavati ragini
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
A lady wearing a gold and red skirt and veil is seated on a terrace worshipping Brahma, the four headed deity seated in the centre. A lady attendant wearing a black and gold striped skirt with lilac pleated front and bright orange veil, fans the haloed deity, Brahma, who holds the sacred books (vedas) in two of his four hands. His four heads are crowned, he is bare chested and heavily jeweled and clad in a lilac and gold bordered waistcoat and yellow and gold dhoti. He sits on a green and gold carpet and rests on a decorative gold and green cushion. Khambavati Ragini in front of Brahma kneels with hands reverentially clasped together, worshipping him with ardent bhajans. the pavilion, carpeted terrace and sky are in the same colours and style as previous paintings.
- Made in: Rajasthan
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Rajasthan)
- Height: 31.8 centimetres (page)
- Width: 24.1 centimetres
- Height: 24.8 centimetres (painting including all margins)
- Width: 19.5 centimetres
Inscription Languagebraj bhasa
Inscription CommentTranslation not available in Gangoly, O.C., 'Ragas and Raginis.'
Inscription PositionFront cover of Album
Inscription Languagelocal dialect, probably Rajasthani
Inscription Transliteration(Difficult to transliterate the beginning. Text unclear). - - Pana muraqqo pame 36. Labar 2.
Inscription Translation( -? - ). Album has 36 folios. Number 2.
Inscription CommentThe text inscribed above each illustration is attributed to a poet named Lal by the scholar Ebeling, K. in 'Ragamala Painting' and most translations have been verified by matching the original with the brajbhasa texts in O.C.Gangoly's book 'Ragas and Raginis, Vol.2.' Some have been translated with the help of Dr. Rupert Snell from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
The series is a complete one of thirty six based on the 'standardized painters system' existing in Jaipur during the 19th century. Black ink floral sprays on first and last pages.
Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings characteristically depict text in enclosed decorative panels or cartouches on top of each painting. (Ebeling, K., 'Ragamala Painting', 1973. Pg.228, illustration 148.)
- Associated with: Ganges, River
- (Asia,India,River Ganges)
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Object reference number: RFI35318
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