May 24, 2016

A Heroine and Her Paramour: Malavi Ragini, from a Ragamala

A Heroine and Her Paramour: Malavi Ragini, from a Ragamala

c. 1695

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Page: 37.5 x 29.2 cm (14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.139


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The sun has a human face and gazes on the scene.


The painting is divided into two registers. The top register depicts a royal lady being attended by maidservants outside a bed chamber. The lower register depicts a noble walking with his consort, holding her tight and offering her a garland. The surrounding women dance and play music with an exuberance echoed in the vegetation.

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