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- Object: Gormallar Ragini
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
The heroine expecting her lover who has not come whiles away time by playing on the vina. Clad in red and gold ghagra and red odhni, she rests on a bed propped up by a cushion. Her friend who has dropped in to keep her company keeps rhythmic time by clapping her hands. To her right a lady attendant holds a fly whisk. A small table laden with bowls of food and beverage is placed in front of her. The sky is overcast with black clouds.
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Height: 31.90 centimetres (page)
Height: 24.80 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.)
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