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- Object: Sri Raga
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
A haloed and blue skinned Kṛṣṇa dressed in orange and gold jama with feathered crown and Rādhā dressed sumptuously in gold and red sit on a yellow cushioned sofa entertained by musicians. Narada, an ancient rishi, inventor of the vina and of several works of musical theory is the ascetic clothed in yellow dhoti playing the vina. The other figure is a legendary kinnara, sumptuously garbed in lilac jama with gold patka (sash) and a lilac and gold turban. Narada is usually included in paintings of Sri Raga. Two lady attendants stand behind the couple one with a peacock feathered fly whisk, the other holding a torch.
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Height: 32 centimetres (page)
Height: 24.30 centimetres (painting including all margins)
Width: 19.90 centimetres
Width: 24.10 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.)
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