Asian Art

Musical Mode Raga Dipak, from a dispersed Ragamala manuscript

late 17th century

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

approx.: 17 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (44.5 x 29.8 cm)
Gift of Lauder Greenway, B.A. 1925, Ph.D. 1930
1939.553
The conventional image of lovers on a terrace illustrates a tune that is intended to be sung at dusk in May or June. The song invokes fires—both literal and figurative.
Culture: 
Indian
Period: 
Mughal period (1526–1857)
Classification: 
Paintings
Geography: 
India
Status: 
By appointment
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