Kedar Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Opaque watercolor and ink on paper | 15.2 x 11.9in | c. 1690-95


The artist Ruknuddin has combined creatively a number of ragamala texts to make this evocative masterpiece. Following artistic precedent and the texts, he shows an ascetic “in penance, adorned, gray [with ashes]” listening to a disciple, who is descr...
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