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Patamanjari Ragini

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Inscription

Obverse, in Devanagari: "Hearing thereof, Sati loses her wits in a whirlwind, her heart is saturated with resentment towards Bhairava, With grief is her body bent, she wastes away in the black fire ( of jealousy). Three faced dipak raga on an elephant." Inscription in front: (now pasted on back) dipak rag. Inscription in back: chauta patara

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

probably Malwa, Central India

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

17.2372

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

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