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Folio from a dispersed regamala series: Kamod Ragini. Jaipur, circa 1840. Opaque watercolour with silver (tin) and gold on wasli. 25.4 x 18.1cm

The text panel contains a poetic description of Shri Raga's Kamodini Ragini: The ragini is a beautiful, young, lovelorn woman whose body is adorned with the most pleasing shringara. But this does little to assuage her grief. She goes into the woods without no friend/confidante (sakhi) by her side. She has no other desire.

Provenance: collection Cambridge (UK) historian and author Victor Skipp (1925-2010)

With thanks to the kindness of Tarun Pant for his translation of the text

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Above: gilt detail reflecting light

Images and text © Peter Blohm