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Kriya Vidagdha: Nayika well-versed in love

Asian Art

MEDIUM Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Place Made: Punjab Hills, India
  • DATES ca. 1825
    DIMENSIONS sheet: 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (29.2 x 21.6 cm) image: 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (21.9 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Inscription: The heroine well-versed in love. On Verso: 46. She, who surpasses Rati (Cupid's wife) in beauty, is seated amidst her superiors. The approaching lover (Krishna) excels Manobhava (Cupid, the love god) in his charming grace. He desires to drink with his eyes the nectar of her beauty, which has no equal among women. She, on the other hand, envisions his graceful image, which is far superior to that of the husband of Rati in her heart since he is out of reach from her eyes. (72) Inscription read by S. Mitra
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.180.13
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Emily Manheim Goldman
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Indian. Kriya Vidagdha: Nayika well-versed in love, ca. 1825. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper , sheet: 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (29.2 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Emily Manheim Goldman, 1991.180.13 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.180.13_recto_IMLS_PS4.jpg)
    IMAGE recto, 1991.180.13_recto_IMLS_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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