Ragini Gujari, from a Garland of Musical Modes (Ragamala) manuscript Artist: Unknown

late 16th century

Asian Art

Ragini Gujari inhabits a secluded space at the center of the composition, separated from her female attendant and the empty bedchamber by the architectural framework. Her lover is absent, so she passes her time in solitude. Performed during the day, this musical mode is meant to evoke compassion.


Opaque watercolor and ink on paper


7 9/16 × 5 1/2 in. (19.2 × 14 cm)
framed: 13 1/4 × 10 11/16 in. (33.6 × 27.1 cm)

Credit Line

The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald

Accession Number



Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)


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Vera M. MacDonald and John D. MacDonald, Boston, Mass., by 2001; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2001
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Object/Work type

human figures (visual works), manuscript

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