Maha-Laksmi on a lotus with lustrating elephants

Indian, Pahari
Late 18th century


Object Place: Basohli, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 21.3 x 15.3 cm (8 3/8 x 6 in.) Image: 12.5 x 18 cm (4 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2795

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Reverse: at top, in Devanagari (?), short inscription (to be 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