Praudha Adhira Nayika (The Mature Heroine Without Self-Control)

Inscription

Obverse: at top, inscription of Praudhaadhira then recopied.



Reverse: "When the daughter of the King of Mountains (Parvati) saw her reflection in the Moon on Lord Shiva's forehead, she mistook it for another nayika sporting with the Lord. So in anger she raised her trembling hand, adorned with glittering bracelets, to reproach her lord."

Provenance

Given to the MFA in 1917 by Denman Waldo Ross; Purchased in 1917 from Ananda Coomaraswamy; Purchased in India prior to 1916.

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Praudha Adhira Nayika (The Mature Heroine Without Self-Control)

Basohli, Punjab Hills, India
Dimensions
Image: 19 x 29 cm (7 1/2 x 11 7/16 in.) Framed: 16 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (42.5 x 52.7 cm)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor, gold, and beetle wing on paper
Classification
Paintings
Type
Page from an illustrated manuscript of the Rasamanjari
Accession Number
17.2779
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