Kakubha Ragini

Gauri Ragini

Indian, Deccani
18th century


Object Place: possibly Hyderabad, Deccan, India

Dimensions

Overall: 35.8 x 27.4 cm (14 1/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2910

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

On reverse, in English "no. 22."

Pal: "Kakubha is a handsome young woman, suffering lovesickness, leaving her fine palace she enters the forest, ...
Again and again she arouses the peacock's scream, forgetting soul and body in a trance upon her lord."

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