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- Object: Kukubha Ragini
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
The nayika is a 'vipralabdha nayika', one who has waited in vain for her lover and finally in disgust gives her heart to the peacocks whom she is shown feeding! The setting is a formal garden with water fountains, flowered beds and a gold covered canopy in the distance.
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Height: 32.10 centimetres (page)
Height: 24.70 centimetres (painting including all margins)
Width: 19.30 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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