Lot 884
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AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA SERIES: DIPAK RAGA

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4,000 - 6,000 USD
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Description

  • AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA SERIES: DIPAK RAGA
  • Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper

Catalogue Note

A red-skinned lord seated in an orange howdah on an elephant accompanied by a retinue of female attendants, preceded by musicians and a dancer. Against a flat green hillside rising to a line of small trees with palaces and blue sky beyond.

In the Amber tradition the iconography of Dipak is associated with the autumn festival of Diwali - the festival of lights.  A very similar composition from Amber, the old capital of Jaipur, is in the Kankroli Collection.  

Refer to Klaus Ebeling, Ragamala Painting, Basel, 1973 cat. C25, pps. 74-75. 

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