- Museum number
- Object: Kedar Ragini
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
The scene follows a prototype of Kedar Ragini, that of a nobleman in conversation with an ascetic, the nobleman's boat ready for departure nearby. A bearded, haloed ascetic clad in lilac dhoti sits in conversation with a noble visitor clad in sumptuous gold costume. Attendants with flywhisk stand behind the nobleman and the ascetic. the boat has an elephant head in front and a gold pavilion with a seat for the nobleman. A boatman snoozes on board.
- Production date
Height: 32.10 centimetres (page)
Height: 25.10 centimetres (painting including all margins)
Width: 19.50 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 ascetic being a Ragini should be a woman. Lala's verse, however describes him as a male and the artist follows the verse literally.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Registration number