Exhibitions/ Art Object

Page from a Dispersed Rasikapriya

ca. 1660–70
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Image: 12 3/8 in. × 7 in. (31.4 × 17.8 cm) Mat: 13 1/2 × 8 7/8 in. (34.3 × 22.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Cynthia Hazen Polsky Fund, 1990
Accession Number:
Not on view
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.
Inscription: Four lines in Hindi script at top of painting, set in a yellow oblong.
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