Tempera on paper
The folio is based on the verse 24-25 of the chapter 14 of Keshavdas' Rasikapriya
'vir rasa lacchan. doha. hoi bir utsahmaya, gaur baran dui ang/ati udar gambhir kahi, kesav pai prasang. 24/nayika ka vir rasa. kavitta. gati gajaraj saji deh ki dipti baji/hava ratha bhava patti raji chali chaal so/kesaudas mandahas ati kuch bhat bhire, bhet bhaye pratibhat bhale nakhjal so/laj-saj kulkani soch poch bhaya bhani, bhohein dhanu tani ban lochan bisal so/prem ko kavach kasi sahas sahayak le, jityo rati-ratn aj madangupal so.25.'
'The Sentiment of heroism arises from enthusiasm and it manifests as a radiant and golden body. Under certain situations it also exhibits compassion and sombreness. 24. Sakhi speaks to Radha -- O Nayika! You have today won the war of love and subdued Krishna. In this war your gait was the elephant, the radiance of your body the horse, your gestures the chariot, your emotions the foot soldiers that walked with you. Your sweet smile was the sword, your breasts the weapon and with your nails you met the enemy. You used your demure nature, concern for the family and wisdom to annihilate everyone. Love was your armour, good conduct your companion, your eyebrows your bow and your eyes the arrows. This is how you won Krishna. 25.'