An Illustration to a Bharamasa Series: Month of Asadha
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Malwa, circa 1725
Inscribed in the upper yellow register: asadha.
The female gestures to the uneasy weather outside admonishing her lover to remain with her. Lighting crosses the sky, birds take flight and secure themselves in nests. The sadhus stay sheltered in a lower temple continuing with their ritual practice.
image: 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm), folio: 11 ¼ x 7 ½ in. (28.6 x 19 cm)