Ragamala Album: Malavapanchama Raga
- Place Made:
- Nepal: Bhaktapur (?)
- c. 1625
- Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
- 7 x 5-1/2 in. (17.8 x 14.0 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Norton Simon Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon
- Accession Number:
- © The Norton Simon Foundation
Traditional Indian music is organized into a complicated system of families according to its emotional and structural content; each family consists of a male raga with five wives, or raginis, forming a ragamala, or “a garland of melodies.” Each raga is associated with a particular human emotion or mood, such as heroism, devotion or passion, as well as a certain time of day or season. Malavapanchama is a lordly figure seated on a throne and is being fanned by a young maiden.
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