Attributed to, Mia Sekh Fulla (Indian). Kausi Ragini. 1738. color on paper. Gift of Margaret Polak. 1981.352.
This object is currently on view
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
attributed to Mia Sekh Fulla
India, Rajasthan, Bundi
Color on paper
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.
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.
Some images in our online collection are at thumbnail size, in accordance with AAMD guidelines, because they are protected by copyright. The Denver Art Museum respects the rights of artists or their representatives who retain the copyright to their work. Other images represent the best photography available and should be used as reference images only. Please complete the Image Rights Request form if you want to request a high resolution image.