Shri Raga: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Here the ruler is seen playing a rudra vina, accompanied by two musicians. This rare representation of ruler as performer appears in paintings from the Bundi and Kota courts. The work also references the fall harvest festivals, a time for relaxing and celebration. The complex architectural setting and the jewel-like treatment of flowering tree are typical of Bundi painting.

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper


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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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mid-17th century

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