Patamanjari Ragini

Indian
about 1640–50


Object Place: probably Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 14.6 cm (7 11/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2372

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse, in Devanagari: "Hearing thereof, Sati loses her wits in a whirlwind, her heart is saturated with resentment towards Bhairava, With grief is her body bent, she wastes away in the black fire ( of jealousy). Three faced dipak raga on an elephant." Inscription in front: (now pasted on back) dipak rag. Inscription in back: chauta patara

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