Kausi Ragini

Kausi Ragini

1738
Artist
Mia Sekh Fulla, Indian, blank
Work Locations: Rajasthan Province
Attributed to
Locale
Rajasthan Province
Country
India
painting
color on paper
Gift of Margaret Polak
1981.352
Attributed to, Mia Sekh Fulla (Indian). Kausi Ragini. 1738. color on paper. Gift of Margaret Polak. 1981.352.
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Dimensions
height: 13 9/16 in, 34.4488 cm; width: 9 3/8 in, 23.8125 cm; mat height: 19.25 in, 48.8950 cm; mat width: 14.25 in, 36.1950 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Kausi Ragini attributed to Mia Sekh Fulla India, Rajasthan, Bundi about 1725-1750 Color on paper Anonymous gift 1981. 352 This painting is an illustration of a melody (raga or ragini) from a “garland of melodies” (ragamala), which would hold as many as 150 such paintings. The inscription above this one reads “Kausi Ragini of Dipaka, to be sung at sunset”, and the colorful scene shown is one of peaceful evening devotion. The ragamala tradition combines painting, poetry, and music in a manner unique to North India.
Known Provenance
At least April 1977, Doris Wiener Gallery [b.1923, d.2011], New York; 1977-1981, anonymous collector, purchased from Mrs. Wiener; 1981, DAM collection, anonymous gift.

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