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Vasanti Ragini

  • 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 two girls gathering flowers from trees and putting them in baskets. Illustration to the musical mode, vasanti ragini. 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

'vasanti ragini hindoleda charaja tisra patra'
'Vasanti Ragini wife of Hindola, third sheet'
Inscribed in Takri on the top border.


Height: 205 mm maximum, Width: 208 mm maximum, Height: 152 mm image within innermost painted border maximum, Width: 155 mm image within innermost painted border

Object history note

From the Sir William Rothenstein collection (residuary).

Descriptive line

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

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

p. 332, cat. no. 13 x
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

Ragini; Music; Flowers; Trees


Paintings; Gardens & Gardening; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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