Keywords: Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection

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Maharana Raj Singh observing an elephant fight

Within an arena, five vignettes convey the play-by-play action of an elephant contest. At the upper right, the elephants are introduced, then clash beneath the Rana’s balcony on the upper left, until one falls and sheds its mahouts. It is pursued, but turns on its attacker, which also spills its riders. The many active minor …


Kamod Ragini

Gauri Ragini, folio from a Ragamala

Surrounded by four trees and six peacocks, a lady, wearing an orange jama, stands beside a lotus filled pond. She holds two flower staffs.