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Malkausa Raga

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Inscription

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).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, about 1640–50

Object Place

Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 14.6 cm (7 11/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2373

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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