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- Object: 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.
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Height: 31.80 centimetres (page)
Height: 24.60 centimetres (painting including all margins)
Width: 19.40 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 spiritual.
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