Woman Feeding Deer: Todi Ragini, from a Ragamala

Woman Feeding Deer: Todi Ragini, from a Ragamala

c. 1610

Gum tempera and gold on paper

Miniature: 21.6 x 19.4 cm (8 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.167

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Melodies played in the musical mode or key called Todi are performed between 9 AM and 12 PM.

Description

The lone woman wears an orange skirt under a sheer brown sari with gold patterns. She offers some grass to one of four deer that approach her with enthusiasm. She holds a blue and gold vina and faces to the viewer’s left. A poetic verse in Sanskrit describing Ragini Todi is inscribed within the upper yellow border.

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