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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]
Gainesville. University of Florida. "Miniatures and Small Sculptures from India," April 10, 1966–May 29, 1966.

New York. Visual Arts Gallery. "Indian Miniatures," April 5, 1972–April 27, 1972.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indian Court Painting: 16th–19th Century," March 25, 1997–July 6, 1997.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indian Court Painting," 2000.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Krishna: Mythology and Worship," February 9, 2004–May 9, 2004.

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