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Nata Raga

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kulu (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A Ragamala painting in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting a prince wearing armour on horseback, illustration to the musical mode nata raga. Inscribed on the top border in Takri.

Place of Origin

Kulu (made)


ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Nata raga megha rageda putra dusra patara'
'Nata raga son of Megha raga, second sheet'
handwritten on object in Takri


Height: 207 mm maximum, Width: 205 mm maximum, Height: 156 mm image within innermost painted border maximum, Width: 153 mm image within innermost painted border maximum

Object history note

From the Sir William Rothenstein collection (residuary).

Descriptive line

Painting, Ragamala, nata raga, prince mounting horse, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

p.334, cat. no. 13 xxx.
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

Horse; Armour; Prince; Equestrian


Paintings; Arms & Armour; Animals and Wildlife; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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