Inscribed in black ink Devanagari script in the red border above
"..raga ragaputra vihaga da raga.. 4"
The inscription describes the subject as "Vihaga Ragaputra". Ebeling describes a related subject as Mevada Putra "a prince in beautiful garments, a flower crown and a sword", listening to the music of a vina. Refer to Klaus Ebeling, Ragamala Painting, Basel, 1973 cat 141, p 224.
For another folio from the same series in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston see P. Pal, Ragamala Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1967 cat. 66, pl. XXIX pp. 64-65. The series described there as possibly from Bundi (at Uniara?).
Stylistically the series' provenance appears closest to Central India.
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