Malkausa Raga

Indian, Rajasthani
1800 or later


Object Place: possibly Jaipur, Rajasthan, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 25 x 18.1 cm (9 13/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2914

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: in Devanagari: AKC "On a beautiful gem-set lion throne, lord and lady in a fair palace; Four lovely sakhis plying the fan: know this is Malkos Raga."

Provenance

By 1916, purchased in 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 by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection