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- Object: Patmanjari Ragini
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
Patmanjari Ragini is upset by the absence of her beloved. She sits with clasped hands urging a parrot to come to her. Her friend, knowing of the heroine's yearning for her lover brings a parrot to her for distraction. A lady attendant with fly whisk stands behind the nayika. The ladies are clothed in colourful lilac, orange, blues, yellows and greens with ornate gold borders. The heroine's skirt of gold and blue flecks and dark pink blends into the gold and blue pattern on the bolster cushion on which she rests. The pavilion and carpet on the terrace are painted in the same ornate style as previous paintings in this series.
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Height: 32 centimetres (page)
Height: 24.70 centimetres (painting including all margins)
Width: 19.50 centimetres
Width: 24.10 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 love in separation.
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