Krishna Plays His Flute in the Moonlight

Indian, Rajasthani
1720–40


Object Place: Kota, Rajasthan, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 48.4 x 34.7 cm (19 1/16 x 13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.146

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

On obverse, on top and bottom margins, in loose Devanagari which is now abraded: "Candi ni rath me jamunath tata vasari bhajati he (last he could be -te)". Approx. translation: "The lord of the Yamuna then assumes his home in the chariot of the moon."

Provenance

By 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet