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

Artist/maker unknown, India

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

c. 1725-50

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Mat: 11 x 8 inches (27.9 x 20.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Indian and Himalayan 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.