- Vangali Ragini
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
The nayika appears to be a devout Vaisnavite, clad in yellow (Kṛṣṇa's colour) worshipping a saligrama (Visnu's symbol) in a shrine in front of her. She sits on a chair chanting mantras while counting beads on her rosary covered with a stocking in her hand. A lady attendant standing behind her fans her with a flywhisk. Trays of vessels, prayer beads and a lamp lie in front of her. They are on a terrace in front of an architectural structure. A lake filled with lotuses is in the left background, undulating hills appear in the distance.
- Made in: Rajasthan
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Rajasthan)
- Height: 31.8 centimetres (page)
- Width: 24.2 centimetres
- Height: 24.6 centimetres (painting including all margins)
- Width: 19.4 centimetres
Inscription Languagebraj bhasa
Inscription CommentTranslation not available in Gangoly, O.C., 'Ragas and Raginis, Vol.2.'
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 spiritual.
- Associated with: Ganges, River
- (Asia,India,River Ganges)
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Object reference number: RFI35337
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