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Fragment of a Page from a Markandeya Purana Series

Asian Art

MEDIUM Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
DATES ca. 1625
DIMENSIONS sheet: 4 7/8 x 4 11/16 in. (12.4 x 11.9 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Verso, in Sanskrit in Devanagari script:...the verse is sweet words (65). The messenger said: The goddess and the demon.... Came here to meet you (66). Without any hindrance.... Please listen to what he said (67). In three worlds, my...each separately (68). The jewels that are famous in the three worlds...burning (69). The objects that arose from the churning of the ocean of milk include the Horse, the Jewel, Knowledge [luster?].... The other things [distributed] among the gods, heavenly minstrels, and serpents. Holding jewels...the goddess. We will consider in the world.... Also the highly powerful shula [javelin]. The lady with frivolous glances...jewel...from the receipt of.... Thus discussing intellectually, my.... Then, he went to the Devi Gambhira. The frightening phallus.... Here not released by you. In the three worlds.... (Trans. S. Mitra)
CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Indian. Fragment of a Page from a Markandeya Purana Series, ca. 1625. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, sheet: 4 7/8 x 4 11/16 in. (12.4 x 11.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 1990.185.3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.185.3_IMLS_PS4.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1990.185.3_IMLS_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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