Asavari Ragini, from a Ragamala series

Indian
late 17th century


Object Place: Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

29.2 x 20.4 cm (11 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2913

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: AKC- "Asavari is longing for her husband, and climbs the Malaya mountains,
All the snakes desert their sandal trees, and writhe and coil their bodies."

Provenance

By 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection