Dhanasri Ragini

Indian
about 1640–50


Object Place: Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.4 x 14.7 cm (7 5/8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2380

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: at top, title in Devanagari, now effaced. Reverse: in Devanagari: "All the tale she tells her sakhi, Dhanasri is full of woe. The beauty of her body is wasted all away, she displays the condition of ‘love of separation.'." Also, Persian inscriptions.

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