- Museum number
- Object: Malkos Raga
Painting from an album bound in red silk print containing 21 Rajput, Mughal and Provincial Mughal miniature paintings.
Conforming to the iconography of Malkos Raga, a Lord and Lady seated on a terrace listen to musicians. They are both smoking hookahs. Two lady attendants, one with a flywhisk and flask the other with flywhisk and kerchief stand behind the hero and heroine respectively. Five lady musicians wearing colourful skirts and veils play and sing in a group to the left of the terrace. The background sports flowering trees, an ordered line of green treetops and a river with dotted trees in the background. The sky is shaded in hues of blue, purple and pale green.
- Production date
- 1760 (circa)
Height: 48.80 centimetres (page)
Height: 26.50 centimetres (painting excluding margins)
Width: 17.40 centimetres
Width: 34.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The slightly rounded line of the horizon with rounded trees is typical of the Murshidabad style.
- Not on display
- Loose folios in the Album. First miniature page is of a different size compared with all the others that are similar in size.
- Acquisition date
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