Dhumralocana approaches Devi
Object Place: Kangra or Guler, Punjab Hills, Northern India
Overall: 17.5 x 28 cm (6 7/8 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink on paper with graphite
Not On View
Obverse: various place, in Devanagari, short inscriptions (to be read).
Reverse: at bottom, in Devanagari, three lines: "Then Dhumralocana ran up to her, and she reduced him to ashes by her magic power... Then the lion of Devi, upon which she rode -- fell upon the army of the asuras... tore out the hearts of some with his claws, and split the heads of others with his paw, etc..."
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)