Gambhira Raga

Indian, Pahari
about 1700–10


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

Dimensions

Overall: 20.8 x 20.8cm (8 3/16 x 8 3/16in.) Other (Image only): 15.2 x 15.3cm (6 x 6in.)

Accession Number

17.2790

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and silver on paper

On View

Corridor between Islamic Gallery and Huntington Lobby (183)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: at top, in Punjabi script: "Gambhira Raga Sri Raga ke Putra" = "gambhira Raga, son of Sri Raga." Also, traces of previous, sloppier inscription in Takri. Reverse: at top, in Takri: "Gambhira Raga, son of Sri Raga, 4th leaf" (gambhir rag, sri ragedaputra. cautra patara). Also, transliteration in English. 2nd line #4

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