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An ascetic seated in a pavilion during the rain, personifying a musical mode (Malar Raga)
Place of Origin: India, Rajasthan state, former kingdom of Bundi
Date: approx. 1680
Materials: Opaque watercolors on paper
Dimensions: H. 10 7/8 in x W. 7 1/2 in, H. 27.6 cm x W. 19.0 cm (image)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Narinder S. and Satinder Kapany
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: 2004.75
On Display: No

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Additional Label:

A lone female ascetic sits in a pavilion performing austerities, with only birds and ducks as companions. Torrential rain falls, the waters swell and rise, breaking the night’s silence. In all this, she remains unmoving and lost in thought while separated from her divine beloved.

(Object label from Worshiping Women: Power and Devotion in Indian Painting.)


Expanded Label:

A lone female ascetic sits in a pavilion performing austerities, with only birds and ducks as companions. Torrential rain falls, the waters swell and rise, breaking the night’s silence. In all this, she remains unmoving and lost in thought while separated from her divine beloved.

(Object label from Worshiping Women: Power and Devotion in Indian Painting.)