Vairari Ragini, Wife of Bhairav Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)

The set to which this page belongs seems to be a slightly later copy of the 1709 Amber ragamala series. The poetic description of Vairari Ragini in that set reads: Know [her] full of skills and extremely handsome. [She] puts on her ears a bud of the flower of the kalpariksha [wish tree]. [She] wears a kankana [wristlet] and [her] snakelike hair loose. [She is] white-complexioned and wears white garments. Her mind is attached to the color of the lover [fully devoted to him]. She wishes to dally with the hero.

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gilt on paper


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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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early 18th century

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