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- Object: Setmalar Ragini
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
A separated heroine, a 'virahini' in a mood of renunciation has become an ascetic. Adopting the guise of a male she sits in a yogic posture. She has a halo and blue coloured skin indicative of having attained the special powers of a siddha. She sits on a carpeted terrace in front of a pavilion listening to two lady musicians playing devotional music on a sitar and tambourine. A pink city in diminutive scale is seen in the left horizon beyond a lotus filled lake. Black clouds fill the sky indicative of the monsoon season.
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Height: 32.10 centimetres (page)
Height: 24.10 centimetres (painting including all margins)
Width: 19.60 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.)
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