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Kamati 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, illustration to the musical mode kamati ragini. A girl playing the vina with an attendant maid waving 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

'Karnati Ragini Sri Ragedi bharaja dus(ra) patara'
'Karnatika Ragini wife of Sri Raga'
handwritten in Takri


Height: 205 mm, Width: 208 mm, Height: 153 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 157 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, kamati ragini, girl playing vina, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

p.333, cat. no. xxi
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; Servant; Fly-whisk


Paintings; Musical instruments; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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