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Raga Utka Nayika _ The Expectant Heroine. A lady awaits her lover in the forest at night. ca 1775-1780. Kangra, India.

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Two courtly ladies. By Bihari, India, Bikaner, in Golconda style, circa 1700. Two elaborately bedecked ladies standing on a floral carpet, the lady at right clad in a lengha with gold waistband over a printed blue choli, glancing at her companion who turns profile to meet her gaze, the companion in a rose lengha and dupatta with green choli, each holding a betel case, within an interior painted with blue-and-white ceramics,

Two courtly ladies

Two courtly ladies. By Bihari, India, Bikaner, in Golconda style, circa 1700. Two elaborately bedecked ladies standing on a floral carpet, the lady at right clad in a lengha with gold waistband over a printed blue choli, glancing at her companion who turns profile to meet her gaze, the companion in a rose lengha and dupatta with green choli, each holding a betel case, within an interior painted with blue-and-white ceramics,

late 18th century, India (Punjab Hills)

Illustration from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes) | India (Punjab Hills) | The Met

Illustration from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes) Date: late 18th century.

Illustration from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes) | India (Punjab Hills) | The Met

Illustration from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes) Date: late 18th century.

Todi ragini.       Pahari School,      Rajasthan School,     Kangra Style.  Date      1850 (circa)        Painted in: Panjab Hills

painting | British Museum

Todi ragini. Pahari School, Rajasthan School, Kangra Style. Date 1850 (circa) Painted in: Panjab Hills

Kedara Ragini daughter of Sri Raga.  "Ragamala paintings were considerably sought after in the Muslim courts of South India, especially because their subject matter was secular as opposed to purely Hindu religious myths." ~Sotheby's. Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper.  circa 1780. India, Deccan, possibly Hyderabad.

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Kedara Ragini daughter of Sri Raga. "Ragamala paintings were considerably sought after in the Muslim courts of South India, especially because their subject matter was secular as opposed to purely Hindu religious myths." ~Sotheby's. Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper. circa 1780. India, Deccan, possibly Hyderabad.

AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE ASHTA NAYIKA (ABHISANDHITA NAYIKA): THE LOVERS' QUARREL, INDIA, KANGRA, CIRCA 1800

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An illustration from a Ragamala series: Raga Kuntala son of Dipaka, India, Bilaspur, circa 1700-20

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An illustration from a Ragamala series: Raga Kuntala son of Dipaka, India, Bilaspur, circa 1700-20

Nitya Devis. circa 1820 India, Kangra or Guler. The Nitya Devis are a group of 15 tantric goddesses representing the complete lunar cycle of the moon. The word Nitya means perennial and together this group of Goddesses represent the Kalachakra or Wheel of Time which revolves constantly like the moon. Worshipping these Goddesses and their attendant shaktis enables the practitioner to connect with their divine energy and combat and dispel various negative forces

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Nitya Devis. circa 1820 India, Kangra or Guler. The Nitya Devis are a group of 15 tantric goddesses representing the complete lunar cycle of the moon. The word Nitya means perennial and together this group of Goddesses represent the Kalachakra or Wheel of Time which revolves constantly like the moon. Worshipping these Goddesses and their attendant shaktis enables the practitioner to connect with their divine energy and combat and dispel various negative forces

Nayika dressed in yellow grasping a blossoming tree watches 6 baby birds. Likely a Spring raga. Pahari, Kangra or Guler, India, ca 1790-1810

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Krishna Vishvarupa, India, Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur ca. 1740 - Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Krishna Vishvarupa, India, Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur ca. 1740 - Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Bangali Ragini a lady dressed as a yogi reading and chanting outside a palace. ca. 1670, Malwa India

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Bangali Ragini (Painting), 1660-1680 (made). Painting, bangali ragini, lady dressed as yogi, opaque watercolour on paper, Malwa, ca. 1660-1670. Museum Number IS.44-1961.