Indian, Central Indian
Object Place: Malwa, Central India
Overall: 19.8 x 14.7 cm (7 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor on paper
Not On View
Obverse: at top, title in Devanagari, now effaced. Reverse: in Devanagari: "Blooming like a flower herself, she gathers blossoms with her heart full of gladness, For the coming of her Lord Malkaus, she duly prepares for bed." 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)