Malav Ragini

Indian
about 1640–50


Object Place: Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.6 x 14.7 cm (7 11/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2376

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: Title at top, in Devanagari, now effaced. Reverse: in Devanagari: "Very great is the bliss of the union of him and her, such as has never been heard of: This union is full and perfect joy, God brought it about by design." Also, fragment of a Persian inscription.

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