Keshava Das's "Rasikapriya": Radha's Smile

Krishna's Low Laugh

Indian, Mughal
Mughal period
about 1615


Object Place: Northern India

Dimensions

Other (full page): 11.7 x 15cm (4 5/8 x 5 7/8in.)

Accession Number

17.3110

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

Inscription in front: Hindi text, headed with the title "Radhika kau mamdahasu = Radha's smile." (AKC provides entire translation) Corresponds to verses 6-9. This is folio 70 of the manuscript.. Inscription in back: Hindi text, headed with the title "Krsna kau kalahasa = Krishna's low laugh" (AKC provides rest of verse).

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