Abhisarika Nayika (The Heroine Who Goes to Meet Her Lover at an Appointed Place)

Indian, Pahari
second half of the 19th century


Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, India

Dimensions

Overall: 22.2 x 17 cm (8 3/4 x 6 11/16 in.) Image: 16 x 10.7 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2489

Medium or Technique

Ink and white priming on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Obverse: at top, in Devanagari: "Abhisarika". Words in Devnagari on various elements of the painting.

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