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Gunakari Ragini

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Inscription

Obverse: at top, title in Devanagari, now effaced. Reverse: in Devanagari: "Blooming like a flower herself, she gathers blossoms with her heart full of gladness, For the coming of her Lord Malkaus, she duly prepares for bed." 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, Central Indian, about 1640–50

Object Place

Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.8 x 14.7 cm (7 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2377

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Collections

Asia

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