Bhairavi Ragini (A Woman Performing Religious Rituals)
From a dispersed ragamala series

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Madhya Pradesh, India, Asia
Probably made in Madhya Pradesh, Malwa Region, India, Asia

c. 1725-1750

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Image: 9 3/16 × 6 5/16 inches (23.3 × 16 cm) Sheet: 11 1/16 × 8 1/16 inches (28.1 × 20.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1968

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Here a beautiful young woman kneels at a shrine while one of her attendants holds bowl of flowers and a second blows a conch. They honor the Hindu god Shiva (represented by the sculpture in the shrine) in a fertile landscape filled with large blossoms and lush vegetation.