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Kedara Ragini

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Bengal (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.19-1958

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, illustration to the musical mode kedara ragini, a prince seated on a roof terrace of a lake pavilion, listening to two female musicians while a boatman waits below.

Place of Origin

Bengal (made)

Date

ca. 1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Descriptive line

Painting, kedara ragini, prince on terrace listening to musicians, boatman waiting, opaque watercolour on paper, Mughal style in Bengal, ca. 1760

Labels and date

A PRINCE LISTENING TO MUSIC
Opaque watercolour and silver paint on paper
Murshidabad, Bengal
1760-70
IS.19-1958

This courtly scene is identified by an inscription on the reverse as an illustration to the musical mode Kedara ragini. In Bengal, this ragini is depicted as a prince listening to music, rather than the more widespread image of a prince visiting an ascetic. [27/9/2013]

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Pavilion; Musicians; Terrace; Prince; Music

Categories

Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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