A leaf from a ragamala series: Nat ragini Jaipur, circa 1750

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Lot 94*
A leaf from a ragamala series: Nat ragini
Jaipur, circa 1750

£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,600 - 3,900
A leaf from a ragamala series: Nat ragini
Jaipur, circa 1750
gouache and gold on paper
292 x 228 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Private German Collection.

    An unusual full-scale battle scene for a Nat Ragini painting. Another instance of a similar composition from a separate series was produced in Jaipur in the 18th Century (see K. Ebeling, Ragamala Paintings, Basel 1973, p. 37, no. C6). Ebeling notes: 'It is hard for the uninitiated viewer of Ragamala paintings to reconcile the concept of female ragini with the male images of battling warriors...While most ragamala paintings are conceived in a devotional or erotic mood, Nat visualizes music of a heroic mood'.
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A leaf from a ragamala series: Nat ragini Jaipur, circa 1750
A leaf from a ragamala series: Nat ragini Jaipur, circa 1750
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