Ravana enthroned

Indian, Pahari
About 1700


Object Place: Probably Nurpur, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 14.7 x 9.3 cm (5 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.) Image: 13.2 x 8.7 cm (5 3/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2772

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Reverse: at bottom, in Devnagari ?, 2.5 line inscription, manda (bad omen) 51. Ravana, you will commit yourself to ignoble deeds.

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