Krishna Dancing, possibly Vasanta Ragini

Indian
about 1680


Object Place: Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 36.6 x 25.2 cm (14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.644

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

On reverse, at top, now largely cut off, a Devanagari inscription with English transcription below: "Baladevaji nacata nayaka modango bajar..."
Cummins translation: "Baladevaji (Krishna) the romantic hero (nayaka) dances with joy... [bajar is musical term]"
Also, in English on reverse: "From Jaipur not Agra, 1914."

Provenance

Given to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross in 1930. Notation on reverse suggests that it was purchased in Jaipur in 1914, possibly by Ananda Coomaraswamy.

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection