Object Place: Malwa, Central India
Overall: 19.9 x 14.6 cm (7 13/16 x 5 3/4 in.)
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: "The whole night passed away in love's delights and enjoyment of amorous dalliance. Alone on the bed, Bibhasa sleeps." Also inscriptions in Persian.
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)