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Sri Raga: An Illustration from a Ragamala Series

December 31, 1739
Religion and Festival
Muhammad Shah 1720–1748

Sri Raga: An Illustration from a Ragamala Series



Sri Raga: An Illustration from a Ragamala Series c. 1740 India, Mughal, 18th century Opaque watercolor with gold on paper Page: 33.2 x 23 cm (13 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.) Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.339 INSCRIPTION Inscription at top, Persian numerals: 31; Persian inscriptions on verso, in nasta‘liq script: 31 Sixth, Shri Raga PROVENANCE 2013- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 2013-present CITATIONS Mace, Sonia Rhie [formerly Quintanilla], Mohsen Ashtiany, Catherine Glynn, Pedro Moura Carvalho, Marcus Fraser, and Ruby Lal. Mughal Paintings: Art and Stories: the Cleveland Museum of Art. London: D Giles Limited, 2016. Mentioned: cat. no. 78, p. 254 EXHIBITION HISTORY Main gallery rotation (gallery 245). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (November 2, 2015-March, 15, 2016).

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