Devi attacking Mahisasura

Indian, Pahari
about 1825


Object Place: Kangra or Guler, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 27.7 cm (7 11/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2594

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper with graphite

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Obverse: various places inscriptions in Devanagari.

Reverse: at bottom, in Devanagari, three lines (to be read). Also further smaller inscriptions.

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