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Kakubha Ragini

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Amer (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1680 (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, lady with garlands in either hand, approached by four deer, around and above her, a rocky landscape with a shrine and four trees, below a stream with lotuses. Ragamala illustration to the musical mode Kakubha Ragini. From the same series as IS. 64-1952.

Place of Origin

Amer (made)


ca. 1680 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Ragini Gauri'
Incorrect name of the ragini depicted.


Height: 317 mm maximum, Width: 230 mm maximum, Height: 264 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 183 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum

Descriptive line

Painting, Ragamala, Kakubha Ragini, lady with garlands approached by deer, opaque watercolour on paper. ca. 1680

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

p. 30, cat. no. 22
Topsfield, Andrew, An introduction to Indian Court Painting, H.M.S.O., London, 1984, 0112903835
pl. 41
Irwin, John C., Indian Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1968


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted

Deer; Lotus; Woman; Stream; Garlands


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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