Varari Ragini

Indian
about 1640–50


Object Place: Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall 19.5 x 14.5 cm (7 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2381

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Reverse: In Devanagari, "Sweet is the speech of Barari--her beauty like Kamadeva's, Who has laid aside his arms, as the occasion demands--not lowering her eyes in shame.." Also, a Persian or Urdu 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