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Krishna with Gopis and Asleep

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Inscription

On obverse, at top, in Devanagari: "Vasati vipina vitane tyajati lalitam api dham. 4. Luthati dharani shayane bahu vilapati tav nam. Tavavi 0." Cummins translation: "Having relinquished his home and all sport, he has taken to living outside [=is living in an outdoor home]. Sleeping restlessly [=rolling asleep] on the ground, he repeatedly calls your name." On reverse, in English, "17th cent?"

Provenance

By 1967, John Goelet, New York, NY; 1967 gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Indian, Rajasthani, Late 18th century

Object Place

possibly Isarda (Thikana of Jaipur), Rajasthan, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 28.3 x 20.7 cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.810

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

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