Six Gopis Seated Beneath Trees: Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu)
India (Gujarat, Ahmedabad)
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
4 1/8 x 9 5/8 in. (10.5 x 24.5 cm)
Gift of Jeffrey Paley, 1974
Not on view
This charming page illustrates the somewhat folksy style, with hints of Mughal influenced naturalism, that predominated in Gujarat in the early seventeenth century and superceded the more stylized, earlier one.
Inscription: Single line of text at top (originally probably more lines of text).
Jeffrey Paley , New York (by 1974; given to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indian Miniatures from the Jeffrey Paley Collection," 1974.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Illustrated Manuscripts in India: Late 13th–early 17th Century," 2004.