Balabhadra (Balarama) diverting the Yamuna with his plough

Indian, Pahari
about 1800

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Image: 17.1 x 25.9 cm (6 3/4 x 10 3/16 in.) Overall: 19 x 29 cm (7 1/2 x 11 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


On the front, numbers are written in devnagri. On the back a verse from ramayana is written in devnagri script.


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