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Keshava Das's "Rasikapriya": Radha's Smile

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Inscription in front: Hindi text, headed with the title "Radhika kau mamdahasu = Radha's smile." (AKC provides entire translation) Corresponds to verses 6-9. This is folio 70 of the manuscript.. Inscription in back: Hindi text, headed with the title "Krsna kau kalahasa = Krishna's low laugh" (AKC provides rest of verse).


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

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Krishna's Low Laugh

Indian, Mughal, Mughal period, about 1615

Object Place

Northern India


Other (full page): 11.7 x 15cm (4 5/8 x 5 7/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper




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