Vasant Ragini: ca. 1630/40 Malwa. A verse describes the scene: “[She] has rubbed ash on her body . . .[and] remembers, in her heart, [her] husband . . . [as she sits] in the courtyard of the hermitage. The dark clouds appeared from the four directions, followed by the birds and brilliant lightning.”
1605 Mughal Emperor Jahangir Watching an Elephant Fight. Servants hold fireworks on poles to control the direction of the action. An early work still influenced by the Safavid Style of Persia by Farrukh Chela. Gold detail in the margins added in the e. 18th C.
In the foreground, a female musician sits before a hunting tower playing a sitar, while an antelope stands transfixed before her by the music. From the turret of the tower, Krishna gestures toward a leopard retreating over the horizon. The scene is in a typical Rajasthan rocky landscape filled with stunted trees, a favored setting for Kota court paintings.
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