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Radha's Friend Pleads with Her to Receive Krishna: Page from a Dispersed Rasikapriya

Date:
1634
Culture:
India (Madhya Pradesh, Malwa)
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
7 3/4 x 6 in. (19.7 x 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.34
Not on view
Krishna approaches Radha’s pavilion, having won over her friend to act as an intermediary. The confidante tells how the peacocks cry in anger at Radha’s sulking lustfulness and how the clouds resound likes drums of pleasure while she frets in silence. The pages of this manuscript, dated to 1634, show female figures wearing striped garments while the male protagonists from this group often have sheer muslin outer garments and flat turbans. Given Malwa’s geographic expanse and our lack of knowledge of the court workshops, these types of commonalities help in recognizing regional production.
Inscription: Inscribed in black on yellow ground
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