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Collection Online as of February 26, 2024

Maru Ragini, from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)

Maru Ragini, from a Ragamala (Garland of Melodies)

1650–80
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

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.
  • ?–2018
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer, Beverly Hills, CA, partial sale and gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    2018–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Indian Gallery 242 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (September 10, 2018-April 7, 2019).
    Raja Deen Dayal: The King of Indian Photographers. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (April 23, 2023-February 4, 2024).
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2018.168