Devagiri Ragini (two women approach to do Siva puja), from a Ragamala series

Indian, Pahari
About 1700–10


Object Place: Bahu-Jammu area, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 20.8 cm (8 1/4 x 8 3/16 in.) Image: 16 x 16 cm (6 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3116

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper

On View

Corridor between Islamic Gallery and Huntington Lobby (183)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: at top, in Devanagari, "Devagiri Ragini, ragini Hindola di barja"

Reverse: at top, in Devanagari, "Devgiri Hindole di barja. Dua patra"

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