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

ca. 1630–1660

Asian Art

Performed in the evening, the musical mode Ragini Patamanjari is depicted in this image as a grief-stricken aristocratic woman, who is resentful toward her lover for his absence. Her female companion appeases her.


Opaque watercolor on paper


6 5/16 × 5 in. (16 × 12.7 cm)
framed: 12 5/8 × 10 11/16 in. (32 × 27.2 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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Datia State Collection, India [see note 1]. Acquired by Vera M. MacDonald and John D. MacDonald, Boston, Mass., by 2001; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2001

Note 1: Stamp on verso of painting
  • Maggs Bros., "Bulletin," Maggs Bros. no. 43 (1965).
  • Maggs Bros., "Bulletin," Maggs Bros. no. 8 (1965).
  • W. G. Archer, Indian Miniatures (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1960), no. 33.
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Object/Work type

human figures (visual works), manuscript

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