The lover (Krsna) in conversation with the messenger from the beloved from a Rasikapriya

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, ca. 1617
Mughal Court
Mughal School
Opaque color and gold on paper
H x W: 8 x 13 cm (3 1/8 x 5 1/8 in)
India, Uttar Pradesh state, Agra
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Hinduism, India, Krishna, lovers, messenger, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Rasikapriya

Anada K. Coomaraswamy, Boston 1931 [1]

From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Anada K. Coomaraswamy, Boston in 1931 [2]


[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy 1877-1947

Published References
  • Vishakha Nirubhai Desai. Connoisseur's Delights: Early "Rasikapriya" Paintings of India. 2 vols. Ann Arbor. .
  • Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Catalogue of the Indian Collections in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston. .
  • Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Two Leaves from a Seventeeth Century Manuscript of the Rasikapriya. vol. 3, no. 1 New York, December 1930. pp. 14-21.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
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