Donkey braying

Indian, Pahari
About 1700


Object Place: Probably Nurpur, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Other: 14 x 9.3 cm (5 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.) Image: 13.2 x 8.9 cm (5 3/16 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17.2778

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Reverse: at bottom, in Devnagari?, 1.5 line inscription, manda (bad omen) gadha sada dukhoi sukh jain (if dream of donkey, all bad will happen and happiness will evaporate).

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