Object Place: Malwa, Central India
Overall: 7/78 x 5 13/16 in. ( 20 x 14.7 cm)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor on paper
Corridor between Islamic Gallery and Huntington Lobby (183)
Obverse: at top, title in Devanagari, now effaced. Reverse: in devanagari: "Divided from her darling, most unhappy in love, like a nun renouncing the world, This Todi abides in the grove and charms the hearts of does." Also, Persian inscriptions.
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)