The ideal king in this scene is a likeness of the current ruler, Anup Singh (r. 1638–93).
Sharing a bottle of wine, the royal couple enjoy the performance of a musician playing a vina and the horse-headed divinity Tumbaru on the cymbals. Tumbaru is a divinity who has the power to increase the prosperity of the realm. This page is from a series that was made on the occasion of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
Shri Raga, from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)
(Indian, active 1679–1700)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner
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