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Devagiri Ragini

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (probably: faces in this style, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (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, illustration to the musical mode devagiri ragini, a lady in a pavilion attended by maids. She stands in the central arch of the pavilion, holding two blossoms, one before her nose, the other away from her. A maid is either side of her, one with a scarf-fan, one with a golden vessel, below is a bed with three cushions and a peacock stealing along the edge of the brick terrace.

Place of Origin

Delhi (probably: faces in this style, made)


ca. 1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed in Nagri

'davagiri ragini'
inscribed in Persian

inscribed in Persian

another undeciphered inscription

Descriptive line

Painting, devagiri ragini, lady and maids, opaque watercolour on paper, probably Delhi, probably ca. 1800, based on a ca. 1570-1580 Ahmednagar original

Production Note

Based closely on an Ahmadnagar-style original of ca. 1570-1580, but with faces in the Delhi style of ca. 1800


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Servants; Music; Woman; Prince; Pavilion


Paintings; Music; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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