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Keshava Das' "Rasikapriya": The Compassion of Krishna

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Inscription

On obverse, in Devanagari, in upper margin: "Atha krshna ko karunam rasu. Vampe ki sikali bhali ke sasu...umarinupa ki simajari madhupam na bhai jon. Deva ki sivani ativanisispani(?) devashaj(?) kaisei(?) rani janiya gasushadai jo kam ki kal." In lower margin: "Siva palasi kama avalasi kamala sa dihrdaren punyapi iyye(?). Kaun nen ki nipata kujati gvali asi radhika kuvari pahajorasuvivai jen." Also, the number 134 and "Janti 2"

Provenance

John Goelet, Cambridge, MA; 1960, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 10, 1960)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Krishna ko Karuna Rasa

Indian, Rajput, A.D. 1634 or earlier

Object Place

Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 17cm (8 7/16 x 6 11/16in.) Framed: 18 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (47.6 x 37.5 cm)

Accession Number

60.173

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts