LOVERS ON A TERRACE: RAMAKALI RAGINI OF HINDOL, FROM A BUNDI RAGAMALA
December 31, 1609
Lovers on a Terrace: Ramakali Ragini of Hindol, from a Bundi Ragamala
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bundi
Gum tempera and gold on paper
Page: 21.3 x 12.4 cm (8 3/8 x 4 7/8 in.)
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.156
DID YOU KNOW?
The red canopy with a yellow border above them is to be used as a fan.
Sitting on a floral carpet outside a bedchamber, a noble dressed in Mughal apparel including Jahangir-period turban and decorated sash is trying to assuage his displeased consort. The lady turns her face away from the man, showing that his appeals have been ignored. The black sky indicates that their quarrel takes place in the middle of the night.
Ramakali [Ragini]. 11
Identification of subject-matter
Branfoot, Crispin, ed. Portraiture in South Asia Since the Mughals: Art, Representation and History. London; New York: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2018. Reproduced: pl. 9
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???