A Brahmacharin

Indian, Pahari
About 1700


Object Place: Probably Nurpur, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 14.6 x 10.1 cm (5 3/4 x 4 in.) Framed: 13.2 x 8.7 cm (5 3/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2768

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Reverse: at bottom, in Devnagari ?, 2.5 line inscription. bala 12, bhramcari, your learning will increase, material prosperity will result, productive of good.

Provenance

By 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection