Object Place: Malwa, Central India
Overall: 19.4 x 15 cm (7 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor on paper
Corridor between Islamic Gallery and Huntington Lobby (183)
Obverse: title in Devanagari, now effaced. Reverse: in Devanagari: "An accomplished and clever young woman, fragrant of body, in all its parts, Fixing her heart upon her lord, such a lady is Desakh." Also, Persian inscriptions.
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)