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Folio from a Ragamala Series: A Prince on a Terrace with Two Female AttendantsEnlarge image

Folio from a Ragamala Series: A Prince on a Terrace with Two Female Attendants, 19th century

Unknown (Indian, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad - 19th century)

opaque watercolour on light board
25 x 16 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23633)

The image is a variant on a nocturnal "raga" called "Malkos," which originated in the Malwa region. "Malkos Raga" is sung in winter between 1:00 and 4:00 in the morning.

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