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Page from a Dispersed Rasikapriya

Date:
ca. 1660–70
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (34.3 x 22.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Cynthia Hazen Polsky Fund, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.23
  • Description

    Krishna approaches Radha and a go-between who has facilitated this meeting. Recurrent within the Rasikapriya iconography are the open pavilion and empty bed, allusions to a possible passionate encounter. The Bundi workshops developed a refined jewel-like painting style that emphasized patterned architecture and a verdant conception of nature. Contact with the Mughal atelier contributed to the Bundi aesthetic, which shares many characteristics with Mewar and Malwa idioms.

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