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Bhairava Raga

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Inscription

In Urdu: "The first raga, Bhairava, the 4 watches before the dawn" (AKC)

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA in 1917, through Ananda Coomaraswamy, who was not yet curator at the time.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Indian, Rajasthani, about 1710

Object Place

Bikaner or late Mughal, Rajasthan, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 20.2 cm (11 1/2 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.71

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

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