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Krishna Woos Radha: Page from the Dispersed "Boston" Rasikapriya (Lover's Breviary)

Date:
ca. 1610
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Amber)
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 8 1/2 × 5 1/8 in. (21.6 × 13 cm) Sheet: 9 1/8 × 5 5/8 in. (23.2 × 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.85.5b
Not on view
The text states: "Secret love in union and in separation is known when lover and beloved are illegitimately joined." Here, Krishna woos a reluctant Radha during a walk in a glade.
[ Ananda K. Coomaraswamy , Boston, until 1927; sold to MMA]
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