Kamod Ragini

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1670-1690
  • Geography

    Sirohi, Rajasthan state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 23.5 × 17.8 cm (9 1/4 × 7 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Attributed to the Sirohi Master (active ca. 1670-1690)
  • School/Tradition

    Sirohi school
  • Inscriptions

    Recto: in devanagari script: kamod ragini 28
    Recto: in devanagari script: kamod ragini 28
  • Provenance

    To 1967
    Kumar Sangram Singh, Thakur of Nawalgarh [1]
    From 1967 to 2001
    Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), purchased from Kumar Sangram Singh in December 1967 [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] It is well known in the field of Indian art history that Kumar Sangram Singh, Thakur of Nawalgarh, had the entire manuscript in the 1960s; prominent art historians viewed it in his Jaipur residence.
    [2] According Catherine Glynn Benkaim, it was purchased December 1967 from Kumar Sangram Singh, Jaipur, who had the whole manuscript.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ralph (1914-2001) and Catherine Benkaim
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim
    Kumar Sangram Singh (Thakur of Nawalgarh)
  • Origin

    Sirohi, 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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