- Patmanjari Ragini
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
Patmanjari Ragini is upset by the absence of her beloved. She sits with clasped hands urging a parrot to come to her. Her friend, knowing of the heroine's yearning for her lover brings a parrot to her for distraction. A lady attendant with fly whisk stands behind the nayika. The ladies are clothed in colourful lilac, orange, blues, yellows and greens with ornate gold borders. The heroine's skirt of gold and blue flecks and dark pink blends into the gold and blue pattern on the bolster cushion on which she rests. The pavilion and carpet on the terrace are painted in the same ornate style as previous paintings in this series.
- Made in: Rajasthan
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Rajasthan)
- Height: 32 centimetres (page)
- Width: 24.1 centimetres
- Height: 24.7 centimetres (painting including all margins)
- Width: 19.5 centimetres
Inscription Languagebraj bhasa
Inscription TranslationWithout the beloved nothing appeals on her body, Even a flower garland seems like burning embers, The night passed in sleeplessness in separation From the one whom she had prepared to meet. From the pain of that separation her eyes remained closed Her friend's words did not comfort her. The singer performs this, which is known as Patmanjari, the Raga of Bhairava.
Inscription CommentTranslated with the help of Dr. Rupert Snell.
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.) The rasa is love in separation.
- Associated with: Ganges, River
- (Asia,India,River Ganges)
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Object reference number: RFI35314
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