Khandita Nayaka (The Male Lover Returns at Sunrise)

Indian, Pahari
about 1850
Attributed to Ram

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 21.8 x 12 cm (8 9/16 x 4 3/4 in.) Image: 19.3 x 10.9 cm (7 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Obverse: on top, in Devnagari, 2 line inscription ( to be read); words in Devnagari on various elements of the painting. Reverse: on top, in Devnagari, 7 line inscription ( to be read)


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