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- Object: Purvi Raga
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
The nayika sits on a terrace holding her arms over her head and twisting her body, a standard iconography for this ragini. She is dressed in brilliant gold patterned skirt, yellow choli and blue and red gold bordered odhni. Two lady attendants stand on either side one holding a fly whisk, the other appears to be clapping her hands and singing, pehaps to distract her distressed mistress.
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Height: 32 centimetres (page)
Height: 24.40 centimetres (painting including all margins)
Width: 19.70 centimetres
Width: 24.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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.
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