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Lalita Raga

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Basohli (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

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper, Ragamala illustration to the musical mode lalita raga; a youth standing waist deep in water fondling two cranes.

Place of Origin

Basohli (made)


ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Lalata Raga Bhairoda putra athanta [athwan] patara'
'Lalita Raga son of Bhairava'
handwritten on object in Takri


Height: 206 mm maximum, Width: 207 mm maximum, Height: 156 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 156 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, lalita raga, youth and two cranes, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

pp. 331-2, cat. no. 13 viii
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

Adolescent; Cranes


Paintings; Animals and Wildlife; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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