Devi appears to the captive Aniruddha

Indian, Pahari
late 18th century
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 27.2 x 37.2 cm (10 11/16 x 14 5/8 in.) Image: 20.3 x 30.3 cm (8 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and light color on primed paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Obverse: in top margin, in Devanagari numerals: 34. Reverse: dealer's stamp: "S. Bahadur Shah, Dealer in Quriosities, Mochee Gate, Lahore." Also a sticker, apparently a price tag and inventory number: "No 209, Rs. 5 anas 31-1." Also assorted numbers written on reverse.


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