Gunakari Ragini

Indian, Central Indian
about 1640–50


Object Place: Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.8 x 14.7 cm (7 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2377

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: at top, title in Devanagari, now effaced. Reverse: in Devanagari: "Blooming like a flower herself, she gathers blossoms with her heart full of gladness, For the coming of her Lord Malkaus, she duly prepares for bed." Also, Persian inscriptions.

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