A Ragamala scene: prince with female attendants Amber, circa 1709
Lot 264
Malkos raga: a prince seated under a canopy on a pavilion terrace receiving offerings from a maiden seated before him, a female attendant waving a gauri standing to the left Amber, circa 1709
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,303) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Malkos raga: a prince seated under a canopy on a pavilion terrace receiving offerings from a maiden seated before him, a female attendant waving a gauri standing to the left
Amber, circa 1709
gouache and gold on paper, panel at top with five lines of text in nagari script, red border, in mount
340 x 240 mm.

Footnotes

  • Amber, the old capital of the Rajput house of Kachhawa before the court moved ten miles south to Jaipur in 1728, had a thriving school of painting, and ragamala illustrations were popular subjects. For other miniatures from the same ragamala series but from the Kankroli collection see K. Ebeling, Ragamala Painting, Basel 1973, col. pls. 25 & 56, nos. 157, 168-170, 272 & 276. See also the sales in these rooms, Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 5th April 2011, lot 255; and 4th October 2011, lot 349.
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