Obverse: "The devoted wife went into the forest to bring her darling home; Every moment that passed was like an aeon, whose love was killing her." (Note: this may be a related poem, not on reverse of painting - CHECK).
Given to the MFA in 1917 by Denman Waldo Ross. Purchased in 1917 from Ananda Coomaraswamy. Purchased in India prior to 1916.