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Hindola 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 Krishna on a swing, attended by two girls, illustration to the musical mode hindola 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

'Sri hindola raga'
handwritten on front in Takri

'tisra patara hindoleda'
'the third sheet Hindoli'
handwritten in Takri on verso


Height: 207 mm maximum, Width: 207 mm maximum, Height: 155 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 157 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, :

Object history note

From the Sir William Rothenstein collection (residuary).

Descriptive line

Painting, hindola raga, Krishna on swing, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

p. 332, cat. no.13 ix
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


Painted; Painted

Subjects depicted

Swing; Deity; Women; Music


Hinduism; Paintings; Religion; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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