Bangala Ragini

Indian
about 1640–50


Object Place: Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.7 x 14.6 cm (7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2383

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

On reverse: "With a view to enthrall her husband, a great and noble lord, the woman repeats the Sama mantra, wearing the aspect of a sage"

Provenance

1913, purchased in Delhi, 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 to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection