Raga Dipak, from a Garland of Musical Modes (Ragamala) manuscript Artist: Unknown

late 17th century

Asian Art

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.


Opaque watercolor and gold on paper


Approx.: 17 1/2 × 11 3/4 in. (44.5 × 29.8 cm)

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Gift of Lauder Greenway, B.A. 1925, Ph.D. 1930

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Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)


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Said to have been given by the Maharaja of Kishangarh to a British army officer for services in 1857; Imre Schwaiger (1868-1940), New Delhi, India; acquired in 1938 in India by Lauder Greenway (1904–1981), New York; gift in 1939 to Yale University Art Gallery, New haven, Conn.

  • Kishwar Rizvi, "Islamic Art at the Yale University Art Gallery," Arts of Asia (March–April 2018): 104, fig. 21.

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