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Indian - Ragini Bhairavi - Walters W875

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Melodic musical themes known as modes ("raga") were important subjects in sets of miniatures produced for the regional courts of India in the 17th-19th centuries. The name of one "raga" is Bhairava- a god who is also the lord of music. Bhairavi (spouse of Bhairava) gives her name to a "raga"-variation ("ragini"). In art, she personifies the "ragini." She appears here worshiping at a shrine holding a "linga," the emblem of the great god Shiva. The inscription at top says, "The fair and pure Bhairavi worships Shiva with songs accompanied by cymbals in a crystal shrine beside a lake." A sculpture of Shiva's bull, his means of transportation, sits outside the shrine.

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1600 - 1625
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artwork mughal miniatures in the walters art museum people with animals in art of india ragamala walters art museum emblems india art of india hinduism hindu hindu gods shiva