Ramakali Ragini

Ramakali Ragini (a woman feeding milk to cobras)

Indian, Pahari
about 1700–10


Object Place: Jammu area, Punjab HIlls, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 20.5cm (8 1/16 x 8 1/16in.) Other (Image only): 15 x 15cm (5 7/8 x 5 7/8in.)

Accession Number

17.2791

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and silver on paper

On View

Corridor between Islamic Gallery and Huntington Lobby (183)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: in top margin, in Takri: Ramakali Ragini, wife of Sri Raga (Ramkali ragini, sri ragedi bharja).

Reverse, in Takri: ramkali ragini sri ragedi bharja, pancva patra. Also, translation in English and signature, perhaps of dealer.

Provenance

By 1916, purchased in 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 by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection