Krishna with Gopis and Asleep
Late 18th century
Object Place: possibly Isarda (Thikana of Jaipur), Rajasthan, Northern India
Overall: 28.3 x 20.7 cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper
Out on Loan
On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, July 23, 2018 – October 8, 2018
On obverse, at top, in Devanagari: "Vasati vipina vitane tyajati lalitam api dham. 4. Luthati dharani shayane bahu vilapati tav nam. Tavavi 0." Cummins translation: "Having relinquished his home and all sport, he has taken to living outside [=is living in an outdoor home]. Sleeping restlessly [=rolling asleep] on the ground, he repeatedly calls your name."
On reverse, in English, "17th cent?"
By 1967, John Goelet, New York, NY; 1967 gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1967)
Gift of John Goelet