Illustration to a ragamala series: Sri raga, Opaque watercolor on paper, Malwa, Central India, Late 17th century
Lot 60
Illustration to a ragamala series: Sri raga Opaque watercolor on paper, Amber, circa 1700
Sold for US$ 4,375 inc. premium
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Lot Details
Illustration to a ragamala series: Sri raga
Opaque watercolor on paper, Amber, circa 1700
Raga Malkos tak doosro raga // 2 // dohra // gauri gauri ramkali sh(?)ambhavti ati shub(?)// een sang lagi gunkali malkos tak mehboob // Shri Narayan ji sahi //

The prince and his mistress share pan on a floral carpet under a covered pavilion, with attendants working a fan and a fly whisk, the empty bedchamber to the right awaiting the couple. The lower register with a with a pink and brown brick stairs and a darkened sky, the yellow upper register with devanagri inscription with number '7' on the top left corner.
image: 9 ½ x 7 ¾ in. (24 x 19.7 cm), folio: 12 ¼ x 9 ½ in. (31 x 24.1 cm)

Footnotes

  • Two other pages from this series also from Doris Wiener's inventory were sold at Christie's, New York, March 20, 2012, lots 283 and 285.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection
    Acquired from Doris Wiener in 1980s
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