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A folio from a Ragamala series: Bangali Ragini
A folio from a Ragamala series: Bangali Ragini

INDIA, SIROHI, CIRCA 1680

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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
Provenance
Doris Wiener Gallery, acquired in September 1969
Literature
F. M. Asher, ed., Art of India: Prehistory to the Present, 2003, p. 43

Lot Essay

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.

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