The Death of Raktabija

Indian, Pahari
about 1825


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

Dimensions

Overall: 17.1 x 26 cm (6 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2596

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper with graphite

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Reverse: at top, inscription in Devanagari, 3 lines: "Seal: Radha Krishnan Bharany, Shawal and Curiosity Merchant, Amritsar"; no. 37 in series

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