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    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 438

    A folio from a Ragamala series: Bangali Ragini


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    A folio from a Ragamala series: Bangali Ragini
    India, Sirohi, circa 1680
    A brahmin in a red dhoti seated at right beneath a tree, gesturing to a noblewoman at the balcony to the upper left, the tiger at bottom and the peacock at upper right, gazing at the moon, with text inscribed at top, all within red borders
    Opaque pigments and gold on wasli
    8 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. (21.3 x 15.4 cm.), folio

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    For others from the same manuscript, see K. J. Khandalavala and S. Doshi, A Collector's Dream: Indian Art in the Collections of Basant Kumar and Saraladevi Birla and the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 1987, p. 102-103, cat. no. 5.17 and 5.18.


    Doris Wiener Gallery, acquired in September 1969


    F. M. Asher, ed., Art of India: Prehistory to the Present, 2003, p. 43