Dated A.H. 991= A.D.1582
Ht. : 15.5 x Dia. : 34.5 cms
(Acc. No. 56.61)
circa 1770 CE
24.5 x 15 cms.
Object of the Month - January 2016
Hindu month of Pausa. The poet Keshavdas says that
In the month of Pausa nobody likes cold things, whether they are water, food, dress or house. Even the earth and sky have become cold. In this season everyone rich and poor alike, likes oil (massage of oil), cotton (cotton filled clothes), betel, fire (to warm the room), sunshine and company of woman.
Late 18th Century CE
Object of the Month - July 2015
Ragamala paintings depict Ragas’ respective personified form or presiding deified form conceived by traditional musicians and poets. These paintings were created in albums containing most often 36 or 42 folios, organized in a system of ‘families’ consisting of a male Raga as its head and 5 or 6 Raginis (wives), sometimes many Ragaputras (sons) and Ragaputris (daughters) and even Putravadhus (daughters-in-law).