Shri Raga: Couple Seated in Pavilion, Serenaded by Musicians
8 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. (20.6 x 17.1 cm)
Unknown, Indian, Rajasthan, Sirohi School,
Medium and Support:
opaque watercolor on paper
Gift of Dr. Alvin O. Bellak
From the label for "Poetic Visions: Indian Art from the Permanent Collection", Co-Curated by Mekala Krishnan and Klare Scarborough, La Salle University Art Museum, December 17, 2014-February 27, 2015:
Depicting the North Indian classical music mode Shri Raga, this painting is from a Ragamala series. While it can be identified by the verse in the text box at the top of the image, it is also recognizable from the composition. Shri Raga is most often depicted as a musical performance in a court setting, where royals are being entertained by two musicians, one with an animal head (usually a kinnara, or horse-headed figure).