Nala sprinkling Damayanati's companions with water

Indian, Pahari
about 1790–1800


Object Place: Nainsukh family, Punjab Hills, India

Dimensions

Overall: 29.4 x 40 cm (11 9/16 x 15 3/4 in.) Image: 22.4 x 33.5 cm (8 13/16 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2407

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, ink, perhaps with graphite, on paper, unfinished

On View

Corridor between Islamic Gallery and Huntington Lobby (183)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors

Inscription

Observe in the middle on the top the number "83" inscribed in devanagari script.

Provenance

By 1916, purchased 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