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Kanada ragini

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn with brush in ink on goldbeater's skin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Colonel T. G. Gayer-Anderson, CMG, DSO, and his twin brother Major R. G. Gayer- Anderson, Pasha

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A Ragamala brush drawing in ink on goldbeater's skin, depicting an elephant hunter receiving the acclamation of his followers; illustration to the Indian Musical Mode Kanada ragini.

Place of Origin

India (made)


early 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Drawn with brush in ink on goldbeater's skin


Height: 102 mm maximum, Width: 97 mm maximum, Height: 131 mm paper mount onto which object attached, Width: 101 mm paper mount onto which object attached

Object history note

From the Gayer-Anderson collection.

Descriptive line

Brush drawing, Kanada ragini,elephant hunter, ink on gold-beater's skin, India, early 19th century


Goldbeater's skin; Ink


Painted; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Elephant; Hunter


Drawings; Paintings; Hunting; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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