Kamod Ragini, folio from a Ragamala

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1770-1775
  • Geography

    Kota, Rajasthan state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (painting): 18.8 × 12.9 cm (7 3/8 × 5 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • School/Tradition

    Kota school
  • Provenance

    From c.1725
    Thakur of Dilwara, Akshah Singh, Ajmer [1]
    From 1969 to 2001
    Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), purchased from Col. R.K. Tandan (1899-1971), Secunderabad in November 1969 [2]
    From 2001 to 2018
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim in 2001
    From 2018
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim
    [1] See Ebeling, Klaus. Ragamala Painting. Basel: Ravi Kumar, 1973. No. 212, p. 248.
    [2] According to information from Catherin Glynn Benkaim.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Thakur of Dilwara, Akshah Singh (active 18th century)
    Col. R.K. Tandan (1899-1971)
    Ralph (1914-2001) and Catherine Benkaim
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim
  • Origin

    Kota, Rajasthan state, India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
  • Type

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