Lalita Ragini

Indian
about 1640–50


Object Place: Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 15 cm (7 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2384

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Reverse: In Devanagari: "A tiger hero, swaggering and truculent, seeming to be the slave of Love, Who can tell when he returns, roaring like an elephant?". Also, an inscription in Persian or Urdu.

Provenance

1913, purchased in Delhi, 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 to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection