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Ramakali Ragini

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Inscription

Obverse: in top margin, in Takri: Ramakali Ragini, wife of Sri Raga (Ramkali ragini, sri ragedi bharja). Reverse, in Takri: ramkali ragini sri ragedi bharja, pancva patra. Also, translation in English and signature, perhaps of dealer.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Ramakali Ragini (a woman feeding milk to cobras)

Indian, Pahari, about 1700–10

Object Place

Jammu area, Punjab HIlls, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 20.5cm (8 1/16 x 8 1/16in.) Other (Image only): 15 x 15cm (5 7/8 x 5 7/8in.)

Accession Number

17.2791

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and silver on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings