The Gopis Swoon at the Sound of Krishna's Flute
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh
Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India
Overall: 19.9 x 29.4 cm (7 13/16 x 11 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Not On View
Obverse: on top, in Devanagari, 2 line inscription. Reverse: lengthy inscription in orange Devanagari. Both have been read by Goswamy, who provides following summary: obverse text is reference to when women heard K's flute one fell to one side, another to the other, artist's interpretation which usually appears when K standing with 2 attendants, in Bhrajbhasha; reverse texts seems to be prescription for preparation (grinding and putting water in, khichiri?). Also, some faint figure sketches are apparent.
Given to the MFA by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy in 1925.
Gift of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy