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W.669, Album of Indian miniatures and Persian calligraphy


This is an album (muraqqaÊż) compiled in the late thirteenth century AH / nineteenth CE, or possibly later. It contains nineteen Deccani paintings and four pages of shikastah calligraphy (fols. 3b, 7b, 8a, and 9b), one of which is dated 1211 AH / 1796 CE (fol. 3b). The paintings, which date to the late twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE or thirteenth century AH / nineteenth CE, come from a ragmala series attributable to the Deccan. A ragmala is a visualization of a musical mode or melody. This album contains a mix of visualizations of ragas (male musical modes) and raginis (female musical modes considered to be the wives of the male musical modes). The codex was formerly in an accordion format, and the multicolor flexible cloth hinges on the leaves are still visible. It was later rebound in a brown goatskin binding with a central lobed oval.

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    1. Upper board outside

      W.669, Upper board outside
    2. Upper board inside

      W.669, Upper board inside
    3. fol. 1a

      W.669, fol. 1a
    4. fol. 1b

      W.669, fol. 1b
    5. fol. 2a

      W.669, fol. 2a
    6. 2a back

      W.669, 2a back
    7. 2b back

      W.669, 2b back
    8. fol. 2b

      W.669, fol. 2b
    9. fol. 3a

      W.669, fol. 3a
    10. fol. 3b

      W.669, fol. 3b
    11. fol. 4a

      W.669, fol. 4a
    12. fol. 4b

      W.669, fol. 4b
    13. fol. 5a

      W.669, fol. 5a
    14. fol. 5b

      W.669, fol. 5b
    15. fol. 6a

      W.669, fol. 6a
    16. fol. 6b

      W.669, fol. 6b
    17. fol. 7a

      W.669, fol. 7a
    18. fol. 7b

      W.669, fol. 7b
    19. fol. 8a

      W.669, fol. 8a
    20. fol. 8b

      W.669, fol. 8b
    21. fol. 9a

      W.669, fol. 9a
    22. fol. 9b

      W.669, fol. 9b
    23. fol. 10a

      W.669, fol. 10a
    24. fol. 11a

      W.669, fol. 11a
    25. fol. 11b

      W.669, fol. 11b
    26. fol. 12a

      W.669, fol. 12a
    27. fol. 12b

      W.669, fol. 12b
    28. fol. 13a

      W.669, fol. 13a
    29. fol. 13b

      W.669, fol. 13b
    30. Lower board inside

      W.669, Lower board inside
    31. Lower board outside

      W.669, Lower board outside
    32. 12b back

      W.669, 12b back
    33. 12a back

      W.669, 12a back
    34. 11b back

      W.669, 11b back
    35. 11a back

      W.669, 11a back
    36. 10a back

      W.669, 10a back
    37. 9b back

      W.669, 9b back
    38. 9a back

      W.669, 9a back
    39. 8b back

      W.669, 8b back
    40. 8a back

      W.669, 8a back
    41. 7b back

      W.669, 7b back
    42. 7a back

      W.669, 7a back
    43. 6b back

      W.669, 6b back
    44. 6a back

      W.669, 6a back
    45. 5b back

      W.669, 5b back
    46. 5a back

      W.669, 5a back
    47. 4b back

      W.669, 4b back
    48. 4a back

      W.669, 4a back
    49. 3b back

      W.669, 3b back
    50. 3a back

      W.669, 3a back
    51. Back-edge

      W.669, Back-edge
    52. Fore-edge

      W.669, Fore-edge
    53. Head

      W.669, Head
    54. Tail

      W.669, Tail

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