Designs for animal-headed knives and earpicks

Indian
18th century


Object Place: Possibly Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 12.3 x 12.5 cm (4 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.) Image: 12.3 x 12.5 cm (4 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2695

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Obverse: next to the two knives, one line inscriptions, in Devnagari - have been read.

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