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Todi Ragini, from a Ragamala Series
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Item Details
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Culture
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Bundi or Uniara, 18th century
Title
Todi Ragini, from a Ragamala Series
Work Type
Painting
Date
c. 1750-1775
Material
opaque watercolor with gold on paper
Measurements
Image: 21.4 x 13 cm (8 7/16 x 5 1/8 in.); Border: 28.7 x 22.3 cm (11 5/16 x 8 3/4 in.)
Description
In the ragamala system, male ragas are married to female raginis. Todi Ragini is a "wife" of Hindola Raga, the name of a scene that features the male lover or lovers on a swing. Both Todi and Hindola are meant to explore the moods of springtime. Ragamala verses describe Todi as a woman with sharp eyes and a slim "extremely tender body, radiant as the frost" and smeared with saffron and camphor from Kashmir. She is said to "push back a deer from the edge of a forest glade."
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Indian Art
Department: Indian and South East Asian Art
Provenance: Dr. Norman Zaworski
Gift of Dr. Norman Zaworski
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
2012.297_full.tif
SSID
24627731

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