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Lahula Raga

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kulu (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

A ragamala painting in opaque watercolour on paper, illustration to the musical mode lahula raga. Krishna playing the flute in a grove, attended by a chauri-bearer.

Place of Origin

Kulu (made)


ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Vahula Raga Dipakeda putra satauta (satwan) patara'
'Vahula Raga son of Dipaka, seventh sheet'
Inscribed in Takri


Height: 206 mm maximum, Width: 205 mm maximum, Height: 159 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 159 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum

Object history note

From the collection of Mr. Michael Rothenstein; IS.46 to 73-1953 were purchased for £300.

Descriptive line

Painting, ragamala, lahula raga, Krishna and chauri-bearer, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

p. 333, cat. no. 13 xix.
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

Deity; Flute; Grove


Paintings; Musical instruments; Religion; Hinduism; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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