string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1990.10" Vilaval Ragini from a ragamala (garland of musical modes) set - National Museum of Asian Art

Vilaval Ragini from a ragamala (garland of musical modes) set

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1680
  • Geography

    Bundi, Rajasthan state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 26.2 x 16.1 cm (10 5/16 x 6 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Court

    Bundi Court
  • School/Tradition

    Rajput school
  • Description

    In an inner part of an architectural setting, a woman adorns herself with an earring held in one hand while she holds the end of her braid in the other. She is looking into a mirror held by her maid who holds a necklace. A third woman sits before the chamber playing on a vina. The ground is green, the curtains red, the buildings white and pink.
  • Inscriptions

    1. (Carol Bolon, January 1991) "Confidante, vilaval ragini" is inscribed in Persian on the upper left and "vilaval ragini" is inscribed on the upper right in Devanagari.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Female Imagery in Indian Painting (February 9 to August 5, 1996)
    South and South East Asian Art (May 9, 1993 to February 7, 2000)
  • Origin

    Bundi, Rajasthan state, India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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