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Vivacha 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 beating drums with a servant waving a fly whisk over him, illustration to the musical mode vivacha raga. Inscribed in Takri on the top border.

Place of Origin

Kulu (made)


ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'vibasa raga hindoleda putra tisra patara'
'Vibhasa Raga son of Hindola, third sheet'
inscribed in Takri on the top border


Height: 207 mm maximum, Width: 205 mm, Height: 161 mm image within innermost painted border, Width: 157 mm image within innermost painted border

Object history note

From the Sir William Rothenstein collection (residuary).

Descriptive line

Painting, vivacha raga, prince beating drums, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

p. 332, cat. no. 13 xii
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


Paper; Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Music; Prince; Servant; Fly-whisk; Drums


Paintings; Musical instruments; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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