Lila Hava

Krishna and Radha Exchange Clothes

Indian, Pahari
about 1825
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh


Object Place: Kangra or Garhwal style, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 21.2 x 16.9 cm (8 3/8 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.536

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

On a separate piece of paper, presumably the original cover page, now glued to modern backing, in Devanagari: "Doha. Radhahari Hariradha ke vania sanketa. Dampati rati viparita sush sahaija surat hun laet. 1" Translation, by Coomaraswamy: "The station of Radha being made Hari and Hari, Radha, The twain with affections transposed, easily attain to blissful union."
In English, on front of modern backing, apparently in the hand of Coomaraswamy: "He maketh Himself as we are, that we may be as he is."

Provenance

Given to the MFA by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy in 1925.

Credit Line

Gift of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy