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Bhairavi Ragini

  • 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 Bhairavi ragini, a lady at the door of a shrine stroking a bull.

Place of Origin

Kulu (made)


ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Bhairavi Ragini Bhairoda bharaja pahila patara'
'Bhairavi Ragini wife of Basohli'
Inscribed in Takri


Height: 205 mm, Width: 207 mm maximum, Height: 157 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 158 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, bhairavi ragini, lady stroking bull, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

p. 331, cat. no. 13 ii
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


Paper; Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted

Bull; Woman


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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