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Two Women Pluck Flowers on a Terrace: Gunakali Ragini, from a Ragamala

c. 1650
Page: 21 x 16.5 cm (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
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The musical mode Gunakari is performed before sunrise, suggested by the black background.

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A woman with dark complexion and her fair-skinned companion collect flowers in a white bowl from a plant growing in a golden pot. Two huge yellow bolsters set rakishly on the bed suggest restlessness inside the chamber. A gold box for breath-freshening betel (paan) is on the bed, and golden wine vessels are in the two turrets and on the roof, probably to be drunk while watching for her lover to arrive.
Two Women Pluck Flowers on a Terrace: Gunakali Ragini, from a Ragamala

Two Women Pluck Flowers on a Terrace: Gunakali Ragini, from a Ragamala

c. 1650

Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa

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