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Desakhaya Ragini

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Inscription

Obverse: title in Devanagari, now effaced. Reverse: in Devanagari: "An accomplished and clever young woman, fragrant of body, in all its parts, Fixing her heart upon her lord, such a lady is Desakh." Also, Persian inscriptions.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, about 1640–50

Object Place

Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.4 x 15 cm (7 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2379

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Collections

Asia

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