Keshava Das's "Rasikapriya": The Nayaka and the Dutika

The love letter

Indian, Mughal
Mughal period
about 1615


Object Place: Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 10.7 x 13.3 cm (4 3/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.1322

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

On obverse, on scroll in image, in Devanagari: "For one cut off from union, who is deprived of his darling, there is no good confort; In return for love, O Sakhi, is separation merited?" (trans. AKC).

Provenance

1921, purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: June 2, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund