Gauri Ragini

Indian
about 1640–50


Object Place: Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall 19.5 x 14.8 cm (7 11/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2374

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: at top, in Devanagari, the title, now effaced. Reverse: in Devanagari: "Entering the garden, the modest woman playfully gathers flowers, For the coming of her Lord Malkaus; a most devoted lady devoted to the hero."

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