Illustration to a ragamala series: Raga Malkounsa
Opaque watercolor on paper, Datia, Central India, Circa 1725
Beneath a multiple turrets and colored roofs the prince is seated in the center pavilion against a red panel eating pan served by his mistress, the two green side chambers are inhabited by four female musicians and attendants with refreshments. The register below has two marble water slides divided by a lotus pond. The upper yellow register provides a detailed description of the raga and is numbered '25'.
image: 8 ¼ x 9 in. (21 x 23 cm), folio: 13 x 10 ¼ in. (33 x 26 cm)