Obverse: at top, in Devanagari, short inscription (to be read) and on margin "102". Reverse: at top, in Devanagari, two lines: "Fear of detection does not permit the eager lovers' gaze to meet. Scared of the jingling sound of the armlets, they desist from embracing. They kiss each other's lips without the contact of their teeth. Their union is hushed, too. Such a love is indeed empty of joy." 102
Given to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross in 1917. Purchased from Ananda Coomaraswamy in 1917. Purchased in India prior to 1916.
Indian, Pahari, 1660–70
- Attributed to The Basohli Master
Basohli, Punjab Hills, Northern India
Overall: 23.5 x 32.8cm (9 1/4 x 12 15/16in.) Other (Without borders): 17.8 x 26.8cm (7 x 10 9/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor, silver, gold, and beetle wing on paper