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Krishna Plays His Flute in the Moonlight

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Inscription

On obverse, on top and bottom margins, in loose Devanagari which is now abraded: "Candi ni rath me jamunath tata vasari bhajati he (last he could be -te)". Approx. translation: "The lord of the Yamuna then assumes his home in the chariot of the moon."

Provenance

By 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Indian, Rajasthani, 1720–40

Object Place

Kota, Rajasthan, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 48.4 x 34.7 cm (19 1/16 x 13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.146

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

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