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The Hindu God Ganesha sits atop a large white bird (a stork?). He holds the following objects in three of his four hands: a sword, lotus flower, and prayer beads. The stork also has a string of beads hanging from its beak. The landscape is plain and green, and a stream of water flows below.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Elephant-Headed Figure on a White Bird
1835 – 1845
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
1985/2.138

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Iconography series: Vishnu mounted on a blue bird
1835 – 1845
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
1988/1.84
A lady appears to be getting ready (shringar). One of her attendant holds a mirror close to the lady's face, and the other holds a fly whisk. Two parrots are shown in the sky depiced above the palace. Cocks are shown on the staircase below where the lady and her attendants sit.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala series: Ragini Bilavala
1745 – 1755
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
1975/2.154
A lady plays a musical instrument (most probably the rudra vina) in the center-left of the composition. Within the palace setting are also two attendants--one standing with a fly whisk above her mistress's head, the other seated in the right edge of the picture. A peacock with his feathers on full display is depicted in the center-left of the image, amidst the action enveloping the female figures. Utensils are placed on the staircase below the scene.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala series: Ragini Gujari
1745 – 1755
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
1975/2.157
A woman lies in her bedchamber, attended by two female figures. One of these attendants holds a fan above the woman's body, the other is shown caressing or massaging the lady. A male figure is shown departing the palace where the woman lies; a garland is shown in one of his hands, a sword clasped in another. A female attendant looks at him and gestures as he seems to departs. A male attendant, along with a horse, is shown in the bottom register.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala series: Lalit Ragini
1745 – 1755
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
1975/2.159
A standing male figure on the left looks back towards a female figure lying down on a bed. They are on an open terrace, and a pavilion/ building is shown in the background. It is day time and the sky is cloudy. A verse appears above the scene. The colors are bright.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala: Lalit Ragini
1795 – 1805
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.295
A woman playing a musical instrument is shown sested on a bed in an open-air terrace during nighttime. A pavilion is represented behind her, and a horizontal wall connected to the pavilion, consisting of an opening/ door, extends to the left border of the scene. Another female figure, possibly an attendant, is shown sitting on the floor beside the bed, facing her mistress. A short verse is painted above the depicted scene.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala: Gorhalar Ragini
1795 – 1805
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.299
A lady is seated in an open-air terrace, facing her attendant. They both seem to be in conversation and are holding tiny white flowers in their hands. An object that looks like a kalash or pot is placed between them, containing what could be white colored flowers. A pavilion in the background is set in front of the morning sky. A short verse is painted above the depicted scene.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala Series: Scene of a lady and her maid
1795 – 1805
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.301
Three male entertainers in an open field, during daytime. One holds two clubs in his hands, another is upside-down on a pole, and the third holds a white disc-like object. Their clothes lie beside them. A short verse is painted above the depicted scene.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala series: Desakh Ragini 16
1795 – 1805
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.44
The Hindu God Krishna, holding a sword and an elephant tusk, sits on an elevated surface. An elephant with its trunk cut off is shown below him. Two men appear to be paying deference to Krishna with their raised hands. It is nighttime and they seem to be in a forest/ field. A short verse is painted above the depicted scene.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala series: Kanada Ragini 22
1795 – 1805
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.46
A female figure seated on a chair. Another female figure shown to her right, gesturing towards the seated figure. A male prostrated before the seated figure too. The scene takes place on an open terrace; an open-air pavilion and connecting wall are shown in the background. A short verse is painted above the depicted scene.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala: Ramkali Ragini
1795 – 1805
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.300
A saint/ascetic (blue body) and another figure appear to be in conversation. Two attendants stand by them, and a horse is also present near-by. They are seated in an open pavilon/ terrace, in a garden-like setting, and it is daytime. A short verse is painted above the depicted scene.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala: Kedar Ragini
1795 – 1805
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.45
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