Obverse: at top and on side margins, in Takri: Vaishakadhanm, 106. Reverse: at top, in Devanagari, two lines: 106 and verse, translated by Coomaraswamy: "His swollen heart knows neither shame nor pity nor any fear of anger; How can such a tender bakula bud as I have been cast into his hands today?"
Given to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross in 1917. Purchased from Ananda Coomaraswamy in 1917. Acquired in India prior to 1916.
The Hero Returns from Seeing Another Woman
Indian, Pahari, 1660–70
Basohli, Punjab Hills, Northern India
Overall: 22.6 x 32.3cm (8 7/8 x 12 11/16in.) Other (Image only): 26.2 x 17.3cm (10 5/16 x 6 13/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor, silver, gold, and beetle wing on paper