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Harsa Raga

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kulu (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700-1710 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, ragamala,depicting an illustration to the musical mode harsa raga. A woman is stretching her arms towards a prince standing in a grove.

Place of Origin

Kulu (made)


ca. 1700-1710 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Harka Raga Bhairoda putra dosra patara'
'Harsa Raga son of Bhairava, second sheet'
Inscribed in Takri


Height: 206 mm, Width: 208 mm maximum, Height: 157 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 158 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, harsa raga, woman and prince, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

p.331, cat. no. v.
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; Grove


Paintings; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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