Abhisarika Nayika (The Heroine Who Goes to Meet Her Lover at an Appointed Place)

Indian, Pahari
about 1775–80
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, India


Overall: 19.4 x 28.6 cm (7 5/8 x 11 1/4 in.) Image: 13.5 x 22.9 cm (5 5/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Reverse: on top half of page, in Devnagari, 5 line inscription, page # (to be read). Bottom left hand corner, in Urdu, 1 word?


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