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Gauri Ragini of Malkos

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Gauri Ragini of Malkos

Creation date: ca. 1770
Creation place: India

Other Information

Type: Watercolor Painting
Medium and Support: Opaque watercolor on paper
Credit Line: Edwin Binney 3rd Collection
Accession Number: 1990.688
State/Province: Rajasthan
Dimensions: 13 25/32 in. x 9 9/16 in. (35 cm x 24.3 cm)
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Heeramaneck Galleries, New York, New York ( - March 31, 1964)

Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California (March 31, 1964 - August 27, 1990)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (August 27, 1990 - )

Label Copy

Sprays of the magic wishing tree in hand, adorned with sweet-toned bells, her beauty enhanced by a splendid shawl, she, who ever pleasure gives, is declared to be Gauri. Gauri has set out at night through the jungle, where the birds are in pairs like lovers, to meet her beloved. The artist has adorned the vegetation with flowers as Gauri has decked herself with jewelry. Among the leaves are three curious gold arabesque forms, almost doodles, that appear to be unique to this work.
Last Updated: 9/5/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Rajput Miniatures from the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd The Portland Art Association , 9/24/1968 - 12/14/1969

Myths, Monsters, Maharajas: Introducing the Binney Collection San Diego Museum of Art , 11/23/1991 - 1/26/1992

Goddess: The Divine Female in Hindu and Buddhist Art Art Gallery of New South Wales , 10/13/2006 - 1/28/2007

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

William George Archer, OBE, MA, D.Litt.. Rajput Miniatures, Portland Art Museum. Portland, Oregon, 1968
Page Number: 31, Figure Number: 17

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