Sanveri Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes)
6 x 6 inch
"This painting, which is identified as the Sanveri ragini by the inscription on the upper border, depicts a courtly woman seated on a silver throne in a wooded landscape. The falcon perched on her left hand is an allusion to bird song. The ragamala genre took a very different direction in the Pahari Hill region of Himachal Pradesh from those in Rajasthan, with variant iconographic subjects and different compositional solutions, as witnessed in the square format and intense, flat ground color."
indiainkopaque watercolorand silver on paperindia (himachal pradesh)possibly basohli or nurpur)