Vibhasa Ragini, folio from a Ragamala

Historical period(s)
ca. 1680
Bundi school
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (painting): 20.6 × 11.7 cm (8 1/8 × 4 5/8 in) H x W (overall): 27 × 17.6 cm (10 5/8 × 6 15/16 in)
India, Rajasthan state, Bundi
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


arrow, bow, India, knife, man, peacock, ragamala, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, woman

To 1964
Private collection, Los Angeles [1]

To at least 1966
James K. Ivory, New York

From 1966 to 2001
Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), purchased Ralph Benkaim in September 1966 purchased from James K. Ivory, New York [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] The painting was exhibited as belonging to a private California collection in Indian Miniature Paintings from West Coast Private Collections, no. 40; De Young Museum, San Francisco, May 29-July19, 1964.

[2] According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.

Previous Owner(s)

Private Collection
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
James K. Ivory born 1928

Published References
  • Art of the Indian Subcontinent from Los Angeles Collections. Exh. cat. Los A ngeles. 117.
  • Indian Miniature Paintings from West Coast Private Collections. Exh. cat. 40.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum