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Vangala 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, illustration to the musical mode vagala raga. A prince, seated on a blue carpet with yellow border, looking at himself in a mirror, fanned by a girl with a fly-whisk.

Place of Origin

Kulu (made)


ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Vangala Raga Bhairoda putra chautha patara'
'Vangala Raga son of Bhairava, fourth sheet'
handwritten in Takri


Height: 205 mm maximum, Width: 208 mm maximum, Height: 155 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 160 mm image within innermost painted borders

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Painting, ragamala, vangala raga, prince looking in mirror, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

p. 331, cat. 13, vi.
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


Watercolour; Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted

Woman; Prince; Fly-whisk; Mirror


Paintings; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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