Bhairava Raga

Indian
about 1640–50


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall 19.5 x 14.5 cm (7 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2371

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Reverse: In Devanagari: "Disporting and dallying mid palaces and pleasures, abandoning shame and waxing mellow-- Bhairava moves in a whirlwind, insensate, the Lord of Rati (Kamadeva) roams at large."

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