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- Object: The month of Ashadha. June/July.
Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper.
This is the month preceding the rainy season when the stifling heat quells all vigorous activity. The nayaka and nayika languidly listen to music while lady attendants fan them. Viṣṇu and Lakṣmī sleep on Śeṣa, the serpent, and ascetics are shown worshipping indoors in the shade.
- Production date
- 1700-1725 (circa)
Height: 28.70 centimetres (painting including grey and white margins.)
Width: 19.80 centimetres (painting including grey and white margins)
- Curator's comments
- Paintings 2 to 12: The Maharajas of Amber (later Jaipur) served under Mughal armies in the Deccan for prolonged periods of time. This may have led to Deccani influences in their works. See Ebeling, K. 1973, p.79 and Pratapaditya Pal, 'Pleasure Gardens of the Mind, Indian Paintings from the Jane Greenough Green Collection', Los Angeles, 1993, p.105, for examples of Amber paintings from this period.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Baramasa
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