Vibhasa Ragini

Indian
about 1640–50


Object Place: Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.9 x 14.6 cm (7 13/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2382

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

On View

Corridor between Islamic Gallery and Huntington Lobby (183)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: at top, title in Devanagari, now effaced. Reverse: in Devanagari: "The whole night passed away in love's delights and enjoyment of amorous dalliance. Alone on the bed, Bibhasa sleeps." Also inscriptions in Persian.

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