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Kasta Raga

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bilaspur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1690 - ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. S. C. Welch, 1956.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, from a Pahari Ragamala series, illustration to the musical mode kasta raga, 'son' of malkaus raga, a pair of lovers seated on a bed with a pet bird sat on each of their right hands.

Place of Origin

Bilaspur (made)


ca. 1690 - ca. 1700 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 211 mm maximum, Width: 158 mm maximum, Height: 251 mm paper onto which object mounted, Width: 200 mm paper onto which object mounted

Descriptive line

Painting, kasta raga, lovers with pet birds, opaque watercolour on paper, Bilaspur, ca. 1690-1700

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 232, cat. no. 11.
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Birds; Bed; Lovers; Love; Music


Paintings; Music; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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