Maru Ragini, from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)

1650–80
Location: not on view
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The warrior’s belt is called a kamarband in Persian and is the origin of the English cummerbund.

Description

A Rajput warrior holding a spear, with piercing dagger (katar) and sword attached to his belt, stands alone with his camel in a landscape. They have arrived at the banks of a stream, verdant in contrast to the intense hot yellow of the ground behind them. The musical mode associated with this painting is based on folk melodies of Rajasthan, where local stories feature a hero with a camel mount.
Maru Ragini, from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)

Maru Ragini, from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)

1650–80

Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Amber or Southwestern India, Deccan

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