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Panchaka Raga

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kulu (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.71-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A ragamala painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, illustration to the musical mode panchaka raga. A prince, with two girl attendants, one holding oil, the other massaging him.

Place of Origin

Kulu (made)

Date

ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Panchak Raga Dipakeda putra chhatha patara'
'Panchak Raga son of Dipaka, sixth sheet'
handwritten on object in Takri

Dimensions

Height: 209 mm maximum, Width: 208 mm maximum, Height: 159 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 156 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum

Object history note

From the collection of Mr. Michael Rothenstein; IS.46 to 73-1953 were purchased for £300.

Descriptive line

Painting, ragamala, panchaka raga, prince with attendants, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

p. 332, cat. no. xviii.
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

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Prince; Servants; Massage

Categories

Paintings; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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