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Krishna and his favorite shelter from a storm

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Inscription

Reverse: at top, in Devanagari, cut off at end: "ke ki ke pukar dharavat ki dhukar mahan jhili jjhukardagaparrtan meri he..." Translated into English in old hand below: "Crying of peahens, crying of yokels, shrill crickets cry; hath felt not be me, O..."

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

Varsha Vihara

Indian, Pahari, about 1825

Object Place

Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 29.7 x 21.1cm (11 11/16 x 8 5/16in.) Other (Image only): 16.9 x 24.4 cm (6 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2614

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

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