Madhu-Madhavi Ragini

Indian, Rajasthani
mid-18th century

Object Place: Jaipur, Rajasthan, Northern India


24.7 x 16.7 cm (9 3/4 x 6 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View






Hindi inscription (transliteration in paper file) in translation:

"Madhu-madhavi is a treasury of beauty among women, she wears a green robe over all her body,
Many kinds of jewels adorn her limbs, whom to behold, a myriad sages pale and faint.
Coming from the palace, she stands in the garden; heavy black clouds are gathering joyfully,
The sweet, sweet rumbling of thunder is heard, flashes of lighting light up the sky,
Birds are disporting with many notes; the princess, beholding, stands there delighted.
Her body blossoms like a flower for the meeting with her darling, she stands entranced,
Dreaming of her lord's embrace, there is bliss in her heart."


Bought in Bombay and given to the MFA in 1915 by Denman Waldo Ross.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection