Opaque water colour on paper.
29.5 by 23.5 cm.
"Asavari is longing for her husband and climbs the Malay mountains. All the snakes desert their sandal trees and writhe and coil their bodies."
For other Malwa Asavari see Binney, Rajput Miniatures, Portland, 1968, cat. 45, p.60; Dallapiccola & Isacco, Ragamala, Paris, 1977, p.43; and Pal, Ragamala Paintings, Boston, 1967, p.15. Other pages from this famous early series can be found in Del Bonta, Divine Visions, Worldly Lovers, 2007, no.18; Ebeling, Ragamala Paintings, p.39, C7; and Christie's, New York, 20 March 2012, lots 272-5.
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