The Merits of Servitude
Object Place: Mewar, Rajasthan, Northern India
Overall:26 x 22 cm (10 1/4 x 8 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Not On View
On the front: in the top border - story is descibed in devnagri script . Flowers are being picked from the golden trees but no one knows whose flowers they are. Sur and Vidyavant (say) those who serve without knowing servitude give up everything. There is no result from the land if work is done without knowledge.
Purchased by the MFA in 1987 from a Bloomington, Indiana collector. Formerly in a London private collection.
Frederick L. Jack Fund