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Sanveri Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes) -  Date: ca. 1700–10 Culture: India (Himachal Pradesh, possibly Basohli or Nurpur) Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and silver on paper

Sanveri Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes) - Date: ca. Culture: India (Himachal Pradesh, possibly Basohli or Nurpur) Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and silver on paper

Shiva and Devi - The Hindu god Shiva is shown walking with the goddess Devi, who is dressed and armed as a warrior, bearing a sword, shield and bow. The deities are accompanied by Nandi (Shiva's bull), a tiger (Devi's traditional mount) and two jackals, inhabitants of the cremation grounds frequented by Shiva and the Goddess. The slate blue background is typical of Mandi painting in the 18th century. Mandi, India 1740-1770

Shiva and Devi (Painting)

Shiva and Devi - The Hindu god Shiva is shown walking with the goddess Devi, who is dressed and armed as a warrior, bearing a sword, shield and bow. The deities are accompanied by Nandi (Shiva's bull), a tiger (Devi's traditional mount) and two jackals, inhabitants of the cremation grounds frequented by Shiva and the Goddess. The slate blue background is typical of Mandi painting in the 18th century. Mandi, India 1740-1770

Vasant Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes), early 17th century. India (Rajasthan, Amber).

Vasant Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes), early…

Two girls gathering flowers from trees and putting them in baskets. Illustration to the musical mode, Vasanti Ragini. Inscribed in Takri on the top border.  Kulu, India. Date  ca. 1700 - ca. 1710.

Vasanti Ragini (Painting)

Two girls gathering flowers from trees and putting them in baskets. Illustration to the musical mode, Vasanti Ragini. Inscribed in Takri on the top border.

AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA SERIES: BHAIRAVI RAGINI. Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, India, MURSHIDABAD, ca. 1770-80

AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA SERIES: BHAIRAVI RAGINI. Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, India, MURSHIDABAD, ca. 1770-80

Vasanti Ragini, Vasant means spring, and here, two women stand in a burgeoning springtime landscape filling baskets with flowers. ca. 1710. Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India. Garland of Musical Modes, Ragamala

Vasanti Ragini, Wife of Hindol Raga; Folio from a Ragamala (Garland of Musical Modes) series, India. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B.

Illustration from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes) Date: late 18th century.

Illustration from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes) - late century, India (Punjab Hills), Gouache on paper.

Devidasa of Nurpur (active ca. 1680 – ca. 1720). A Courtesan and Her Lover Estranged by a Quarrel (detail). Page from a Rasamanjari series, Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper, India, Punjab Hills, Basohli, dated 1694–95, The Rasamanjari (Essence of the Experience of Delight) is a series of late fifteenth-century poems that subtly categorizes amorous situations, moods, and physical traits of women. ...

Devidasa of Nurpur (active ca. A Courtesan and Her Lover Estranged by a Quarrel: Page from a Rasamanjari series, dated The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956

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