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Gambhira Raga

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Inscription

Obverse: at top, in Punjabi script: "Gambhira Raga Sri Raga ke Putra" = "gambhira Raga, son of Sri Raga." Also, traces of previous, sloppier inscription in Takri. Reverse: at top, in Takri: "Gambhira Raga, son of Sri Raga, 4th leaf" (gambhir rag, sri ragedaputra. cautra patara). Also, transliteration in English. 2nd line #4

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, Pahari, about 1700–10

Object Place

Bahu-Jammu, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 20.8 x 20.8cm (8 3/16 x 8 3/16in.) Other (Image only): 15.2 x 15.3cm (6 x 6in.)

Accession Number

17.2790

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and silver on paper

Collections

Asia

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