A lady charming snakes, illustrating the musical mode Asavari Ragini

The mode Asavari is depicted as a tribal girl whose charms lure the snakes down from the trees. According to the Braj verses, ‘…Bedecked, the girl is resplendent in her every limb. Her complexion is dark and her body besmeared with sandal paste. She is formidable and has serpents coiled around her…’

Details

  • Title

    A lady charming snakes, illustrating the musical mode Asavari Ragini

  • Series

    Garland of Ragas

  • Associated place

    Amber (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1710 - c. 1720
  • Material and technique

    gouache on paper

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    mount 55.5 x 40.2 cm (height x width)
    page 43.5 x 32.5 cm (height x width)
    painting 26.5 x 20.5 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Douglas and Mary Barrett, 2013.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA2013.104

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Glossary of terms

Ragini

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