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Krishna's Favorite Reaches for Him but He has Vanished

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Inscription

Inscription on reverse in Sanskrit, in Devanagari script, translated by Coomaraswamy in Rajput Painting catalogue: "So saying, he spake to the dear one, 'Come on to my shoulder,' and then disappeared: and she, left lacking, suffered torment." (Sanskrit: Evamuktah priyamaha skandha aruhyatam iti / Talascantardadhe krsah sa vaduranvatapyat. 38)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, late 18th century

Object Place

Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 20.7 x 28.6cm (8 1/8 x 11 1/4in.) Image: 20.7 x 28.6 cm (8 1/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2448

Medium or Technique

Ink and charcoal on paper

Collections

Asia

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