N. C. Mehta, Lucknow, India to 1932 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from N. C. Mehta, Lucknow, India in 1932 
 Object file, undated folder sheet note.
 See note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
N. C. Mehta
This unique scroll, over thirty-six feet long, is filled with poems and illustrations celebrating springtime, when Kama, god of love, evokes passion in the hearts of all. In eighty-four verses, the poem employs lush verbal imagery to evoke the beauty of spring, and the paintings closely follow the text. The spirited poses and angular lines of the body, the pert faces with the stylized projecting eye, and the brilliant colors of the paintings are typical of Western Indian painting in the pre-Mughal period.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
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- Rights Statement
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