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- Object: Dhanasri Ragini
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
A nayika, clothed in gold and red skirt, seated on a terrace, is drawing a portrait of her beloved, who is away. A blue inkpot lies in front of her. The bedchamber behind her is symbolic of her longing for her lover. Her confidante seated in front of her, clad in vibrant colours of lilac and yellow enumerates the qualities of the nayaka who is away to the nayika.
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Height: 32.10 centimetres (page)
Height: 24.10 centimetres (painting including all margins)
Width: 19.20 centimetres
Width: 24.20 centimetres
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- 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.)
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